First-time director Sung Hsin-yin reviews the last 40 years of Taiwanese history in her tender yet powerful animated debut, in which an Americanised young woman returns home following the death of her grandmother. Popular Taiwanese actress Gwei Lun-mei provides the voice of Chi, who grew up on Happiness Road, before moving to New York and marrying an American. But as she recalls the most influential moments of her youth, On Happiness Road guides its audience through the island’s turbulent recent past.
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