Ella Chen and Umin Boya in a still from Listen Before You Sing (category I; Mandarin), directed by Yang Chih-lin. Ella Chen and Umin Boya in a still from Listen Before You Sing (category I; Mandarin), directed by Yang Chih-lin.
Ella Chen and Umin Boya in a still from Listen Before You Sing (category I; Mandarin), directed by Yang Chih-lin.

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Listen Before You Sing movie review: Taiwanese musical drama champions its indigenous people and their way of life

  • Closure threatens a school which caters almost exclusively to a dwindling indigenous Bunun community, and it enters a singing contest to avoid being shut down
  • Child actors bring a delightful authenticity to the film which, while not always compelling, celebrates a disappearing enclave of Taiwanese culture

Topic |   Chinese language cinema
Ella Chen and Umin Boya in a still from Listen Before You Sing (category I; Mandarin), directed by Yang Chih-lin. Ella Chen and Umin Boya in a still from Listen Before You Sing (category I; Mandarin), directed by Yang Chih-lin.
Ella Chen and Umin Boya in a still from Listen Before You Sing (category I; Mandarin), directed by Yang Chih-lin.
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