There was nothing stopping her from going home, except the $150,000 she stole. Eleven years ago, with 11 years of compounded guilt.
Miao is a beauty and cosmetics instructor who is at a crossroad of her life. She’s achieved so much after leaving her small-town life.
Now, she faces several transitions: a possible promotion at work, an engagement to a man she loves, a new family of in-laws, and the eventual move to the United States.
She cannot move on until some paperwork is in order. So, she makes her long and painful journey home.
She’s as good as dead to her family, but she has to slowly face her own homecoming.
‘The Brighter Day’ by Chiu Chui-Lung was an official selection for the 36th Taiwan Golden Harvest Award.