Scene from the film Hometown Boy
Scene from the film Hometown Boy
Scene from the film Hometown Boy

Hometown Boy

  • Taiwan
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This documentary is about a famous Chinese painter, Liu XiaoDong. He left his hometown when he was 17. Thirty years later, he decided to go back home and to paint his family, his friends and his hometown which changed a lot today. The documentary recorded the mysterious and incredible process of Liu’s painting, from the empty canvases to abundance in content and form. HOMETOWN BOY hopes to record this process from Liu Xiaodong’s perspective as well as understand his art practice from this intimate distance.

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  • Original title
    Hometown Boy
  • Direction
  • DOP
    Yao Hungi
  • Editing
    Yao Hungi, Kong Deli
  • Sound
    Xu Qingtao, Tu DuuChih
  • Duration
    72 min (46-90 min.)
  • Year
  • Country
    • Taiwan
  • Colour
    • Colour
  • Production
      • 3H Productions Ltd.
      • 2F, 5, Lane 23, Wanning St.
      • 11654 Taipei City
      • Taiwan
      • tel: (+886-0)2-2239-5822
      • fax: (+886-0)2-2230-3963
      • e-mail:
  • Festivals
    • 2012 Taiwan International Documentary Festival
    • 2012 Taipei Film Festival
  • Awards
    • 2011 Golden Horse Award - Best Documentary
    • 2012 Taiwan International Documentary Festival - Taiwan Award, Grand Prize
    • 2012 Taipei Film Festival – Grand Prize, Best Director, Best Documentary is powered by Doc Alliance, a creative partnership of 7 key European documentary film festivals. Our aim is to advance the documentary genre, support its diversity and promote quality creative documentary films.

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