Dir. Nicole Vögele - 2018 - Switzerland - Languages: Taiwanese, Chinese - Subtitles available in: English, French
3 am, Zhongzheng Road, Taipei. The traffic of a 24/7-society pulses through the metropolis in constant waves. Bordered by a multi-lane street with a big freeway towering above it, lies the night eatery 'Little Plates With Rice'. Here Mr. Kuo and his wife Mrs. Lin cook for the city’s sleepless. They work at night and sleep through the days, trying to keep afloat. Their eatery is a pit stop, a place of refuge, a warm bowl of rice. For the taxi drivers, the shop owners, for the tattoo artist next door. For families and young lovers. For the street dog awaiting his owner’s return.
One morning, riding back from the market, Mr. Kuo takes a different exit on the highway and journeys to the sea...
'Closing Time' is a cinematographic meditation on the in-between moments, a kaleidoscopic journey that relies on colours, sensations, animals, typhoons and a dark lilac sky, the materials of life. An attempt at capturing time, an exercise in seeing.
"a poetic and awe-inspiring journey through an apparently unchanging day-to-day life." Cineuropa http://ow.ly/DwP550BHVyN