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Saturday, November 20, 2010

Ella & Her Dementia Grandmother Lend a Hand in Director Yang Li-Zhou’s Latest Documentary Movie – [The Long Goodbye]

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Ella & Her Dementia Grandmother Lend a Hand in Director Yang Li-Zhou’s Latest Documentary Movie – [The Long Goodbye]

[The Long Goodbye] is Director Yang Li-Zhou’s latest documentary. Even S.H.E’s member – Ella ,and her grandmother who was suffering from dementia, lent a hand.

Taiwanese Golden Horse Acclaimed Best Documentary Director, Yang Li-Zhou’s latest documentary – [The Long Goodbye] held a premiere on 18 Nov 2010. Veteran actor Sun Yue, who will receive the “Special Contribution Award” in this year’s Golden Horse Awards Ceremony, also gave his support during the occasion, saying, “Focus on the charity, and not Sun Yue.” Even S.H.E’s member, Ella, also lent a hand in the filming of this meaningful documentary by appearing in the film with her grandmother who suffered from dementia.

Meanwhile veteran Xu Li Gong, who will also receive the “Lifetime Achievement Award” during this year’s Golden Horse Awards, had watched the [The Long Goodbye] a month ago in the production company and commented, “The box office of this documentary is sure to break thousands of millions. To me, it should not be a problem to exceed NT$30,000,000!” The comment has gotten Director Yang to be shocked and he immediately added, “I will swim in buff so long as the box office sales exceeds NT$2,000,000, not to mention exceeding thousands of millions…!”

Earlier on, Director Yang Li-Zhou won the Golden Horse Best Documentary Award with his documentary – [Summer Miracles] (literal translation). This time, the production of his latest documentary – [The Long Goodbye] took 2 years to complete filming and half a year for post-filming editing. In response to such a reflective documentary movie, Sun Yue expressed, “I am filled with great gratitude and appreciation for people like Yang Li-Zhou who took the effort to film a documentary like [The Long Goodbye] about the elderly with dementia.”

In [The Long Goodbye], there is also a specially featured story. Despite her busy work schedule earlier in the year, S.H.E’s member – Ella, has specially dedicated a day and volunteered to bring the director and filming crew back to her hometown in Pingtung county, to document the story of her grandmother who suffered from dementia. This special feature of [The Story of Chen Jia Hua (Ella) and Her Grandmother] is shown as a finale to the documentary. The featured story created a great impact on the audiences as it was shown just when most of them thought that the documentary is over; upon seeing the closeness, interactions and true affections between Ella and her grandmother, audiences were once again overwhelmed and deeply moved!

The documentary will be screened in various locations in Taiwan from 26 Nov 2010. All proceedings from the box office will be donated for the continued support, care and work for dementia elderly.

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