Taiwan's cram schools warm up in puppy-love tale
Director Hou Chi Jan knows it all too well.
He said he spent a copious amount of his adolescence on ``Nanyang Street'' - the Taipei street home to many cram schools. He has such vivid memories and imagination about the place, it became the backdrop to his new film, ``When a Wolf Falls in Love with a Sheep.''
``I think that (Nanyang) street is a place where dreams are lost. In reality, there's some sadness to it,'' Hou explained. ``I want to make a film about it, to give it some warmth. The story is about sweet young love and tells you whatever you lose, you'll get it back in other ways.''
Kai Ko plays ``Tung,'' who goes to Nanyang Street to search for an ex-girlfriend who dumped him to go to cram school. He meets a quirky girl who loves drawing pictures of sheep of the test papers. He draws a picture of a wolf to begin a dialogue and later explores his feelings for the girl.
Coming off his successful first film, Ko said this character is someone who's closer to his heart. ``In private, he's not stable, insecure, don't want to face whatever he needs to face, or he wants to get something done, but he's unsure
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