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Your Name Engraved Herein (2020)Your Name Engraved Herein (2020)

Your Name Engraved Herein (2020)

A devastating and brilliant chronicle about two boys who fall in love in Catholic school

Drama, History, Romance

7.7

movie

Taiwan
English, Mandarin
Depressing, Emotional, Raw
2020
Kuang-Hui Liu
Cheng-Yang Wu, David Chiu, Edward Chen
118 min

Synopsis

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In 1987, as martial law ends in Taiwan, Jia-han and Birdy fall in love amid family pressure, homophobia and social stigma.

Our Take

7.7
Oppie A

Your Name Engraved Herein is a melancholy and emotional film set in 1987 just as martial law ends in Taiwan. The film explores the relationship between Jia-han and Birdy, two boys in a Catholic school who are in a romantic relationship. The movie tackles homophobia and social stigma in society which evokes a bleak and rather depressing atmosphere, emphasised by the movie’s earthy aesthetic. There is a rawness in the film’s narrative and dialogue, topped off by the lead actors’ successfully raw performances. Your Name Engraved Herein is tender as well as heartbreaking, occasionally depicting the joy of youth.

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