The Silent Forest (2020)

  • New York Asian Film Festival
  • 1h 44m
  • Taiwan
Available as part of NYAFF All Access Pass

The marginalized will always be (rightfully) wary of others. Deaf teenager Chang Cheng is no exception, and is extra-cautious on his journey to a boarding school for the hard of hearing. Warmly welcomed by the insular student body, not to mention charmed by a vivacious classmate, he quickly lets down his guard. Yet it turns out that something is rotten in Denmark, so to speak, as he slowly discovers the school is hiding harrowingly dark secrets. Based on a shocking true story, The Silent Forest is a crucial exposé of corruption of the worst kind, bringing to light the unspeakable domino effects of trauma and abuse. Featuring incredibly stirring performances by its young cast, this gripping thriller is ultimately a salve of hope and redemption, while offering an illuminating glimpse into a world tragically forced into the periphery of society.

Director

Ko Chen-nien

Language

Mandarin

Subtitles

English

Bonus Content

1m
New York Asian Film Festival | Taiwan Cinema Now Trailer
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