Arnie - 2017台灣國際勞工影展

2017年9月18日 星期一


Taiwan / 2016 / BD / Colour / 24min 

Rina B. TSOU

Rina B. TSOU is a Taiwan-Filipino film maker graduated from the Department of Motion Picture of NTUA. The exposure to both Taiwan and Filipino culture enrich her work. Arnie is selected as short film of La Semaine de la critique in Cannes 2016. Currently located in Taipei working on the long drama “Rosas ng Ulan”.


While docked at the port of Kaohsiung, Filipino seaman ARNIE buys a ring with the help of his mates. He plans to propose to his girlfriend back home over the internet. What was meant to be the happiest moment of his life soon takes a downward spiral when he finds out that she is pregnant — Arnie is not the father of the child. Like a fish out of water, the life of migrant seamen working in Taiwan is a daily struggle… for the catch is plenty down south, but the waves are choppy and brutal. Monsoon season is here.