A Holy Family

DIRECTOr: A-Liang “Elvis” LU
88 minutes | Taiwan, France

After 20 years away, A-Liang returns to his family in a rural isolated area of Taiwan. He films this reunion day by day, determined to confront them with the superstitions that seem to guide their lives – in particular their stubborn belief in the older brother’s psychic powers. He gradually realizes that his departure is also a deep wound for his family…


Production: Volos Films, Films de Force Majeure

World sales: Deckert Distribution

Release: 2022




TAICCA Creative Award, Taiwan National Arts Council, Chiayi County Government, New Taipei City Documentary fund, Région Île-de-France, Région Sud, Scam brouillon d’un rêve documentaire

This project was selected at
Venise Gap financing market 2021 (Italie), DMZ Industry – DMZ International Documentary Film Festival (South korea) – Golden Horse Film Project Promotion – WIP Taicca Original Award


Writer & Director A-Liang “Elvis” LU
Director of photography CK Chen, Wen-Chin Chou, Elvis A-Liang Lu
Editing Yi-Ling Huang
Sound editing Damien Guillaume
Color grading Yihsun Chiang, Michael Derrossett
Sound mix Eddie Huang, Gilles Bénardeau
Music Point Hsu
Ying-Zhu Lu, Yu-Zhu Zhang, Elaine Lu, Lucas Lu, Yan-Yu Hong, Ming-Yuan Dai, Cong-Yi Hsu
Production coordinator Yi-Ling Chen
Post-production coordinator Chang Chuti, Nora Bertone
Producers Stefano Centini, Jean-Laurent Csinidis

Technical sheet

Format HD
Sound 5.1, stéréo
Length 88 minutes
Taiwanese with Mandarin, english and french subtitles
Visa number 157146


États généraux du film documentaire de Lussas (France)
Taipei Film Festival – Grand Prix, Audience Award, Best Documentary, Best Editing (Taiwan)
Visions du Réel (Switzerland)