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Secrets of 1979 - CinemAsia

Two college girls develop a secret romantic relationship and volunteer at a pro-democracy magazine during Taiwan’s martial law period.

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Deze voorstelling maakt deel uit van Rialto Filmclub met als gastspreker deze maand Ernst-Jan Pfauth.

In the summer of 1979, Bing-kuan asks her college friend Shu-lan to help out on her family’s banana plantation. As time goes by, the two girls secretly develop a romantic relationship. They later decide to volunteer at the Formosa Magazine to promote freedom of expression, but their budding relationship is threatened as the Kuomintang regime seeks to suppress dissident voices. Set amidst Taiwan’s period of martial law, Secrets of 1979 intertwines the personal with the political and tells a story of youthful romance in turbulent times.