Yulin is a private nurse from Indonesia, whose ward is a cranky old man who needed constant care.
They’ve been together for too long. They could even use the bathroom together, even though that displeased Yulin.
Familiarity bred contempt. It began with resentment over a withheld passport. Then, a plea from his son to care for the elder after a bad fall. The tension builds when the son harassed his dad to invest in a new business venture — selling mochi gift boxes.
Her hands are tied; she’s tied to him.
They’re hostages of circumstance, but they find release through a fistful of mochi. It finally served its purpose as a gift.
‘Mochi’ screened at many film festivals, including the Slamdance Film Festival, Student Academy award, and the Taipei Film Festival. Chung Lee won the Best Short Film Award and the Best Director Award at the Taiwan’s Golden Harvest Short Film Awards.