Dear Ex – IFFAM – 3rd International Film Festival and Awards ‧ Macao

Dear Ex
 2018 | 100’ | DCP | Colour | Mandarin, Chinese | Group: B

Directors: Chih-Yen Hsu, Mag Hsu

An introduction of the film will be given by film delegation before the film screening

2018/12/13 21:30 Macao Tower


Liu Sanlian is a woman whose life is filled with drama. Just ninety-five days ago, her husband, who had left the common flat three years earlier, passed away. She then finds out that her husband’s insurance beneficiary has changed: it is not any longer their son but a man named Jay. Liu Sanlian, filled with rage, rushes to Jay’s apartment with her son and discovers that Jay was her husband’s lover. Fed up with his histrionic mother, Liu Sanlian’s rebellious son wants to find out the “truth,” and decides to move in with Jay. Putting a spoke in Liu Sanlian’s wheel, her son causes subtle changes to the relationship of Jay and Liu Sanlian.


Mag Hsu

Chih-Yen Hsu

Born in 1985 in Taipei, Chih-Yen Hsu fell in love with film-making when he was a student. After graduating from university, he won the chance to make his first music video for which he crated a VFX shot in which one person plays eight characters at the same time – something normally only realized in post-production. He subsequently became one of the most sought after music video directors. Dear Ex, in which he collaborates with Mag Hsu, is his first feature.

Born in 1966 in Kaohsiung, Mag Hsu is a celebrated novelist, screenwriter and theatre director, as well as the head of Dear Studio Co. Ltd. Among her many screenplays are TV dramas In Time With You (2011), Apple In Your Eye (2014) and My Dear Boy (2017). She directed two TV series, which inspired her to embark on her first feature Dear Ex which she co-directed with Chih-Yen Hsu. She co-wrote the screenplay for the film with Shi-Yuan Lu.


Directors Chih-Yen Hsu, Mag Hsu

Cast Roy Chiu, Ying-Xuan Hsieh, Spark Chen, Joseph Huang

Scriptwriter Shih-Yuan Lu, Mag Hsu

Cinematographer Chih-Peng Lin

Editor Cheng-Ching Lei

Production Designer

Music Ying-Hung Lee

Costumes Chun-Fong Wu, Yujean

Producers Maggie Pan

Production Dear Studio Co., Ltd.

Distributor Dear Studio Co., Ltd.

World Sales Dear Studio Co., Ltd.