Directed by Vivian Chang
The first film from director Vivian Chang, Hidden Whisper traces the outline of mother-daughter relationships with three separate stories that act as a testament to the hope found in maternal love. Through fantasy, a five-year-old girl who begs in the street with her crippled father finds a better family. Through escapism, a reticent teenager detachedly shoplifts and spends her time envisioning herself as different people by using their stolen IDs. Through confrontation, a young woman attempts reconciliation with her estranged and dying mother. 2000, Taiwan, in Mandarin with English subtitles, 35mm, 98 minutes.
WOMEN WITH VISION: CROSSING BOUNDARIES IS MADE POSSIBLE BY GENEROUS SUPPORT FROM THE MINNESOTA WOMEN'S FOUNDATION AND THE BUSH FOUNDATION, WITH ADDITIONAL SUPPORT FROM THE MINNESOTA FILM BOARD.