A Holy Family

DIRECTOr: elvis lu
110 minutes | Taiwan, France

After 20 years of absence, director A-Liang (Elvis) comes back to his family, living in an isolated rural area of Taiwan. As he gets there, he wishes to confront them to what prompted him to leave to a great extent: their stubborn belief in his older brother’s mediumship powers, A-Zhi. From conflict to appeasement, A-Liang has documented day in day out this reunion, gradually realizing that his escape was also an open wound for his relatives.


Production: Volos Films, Films de Force Majeure

Release: planned for 2022



Taiwan National Arts Council, New Taipei City Documentary fund, TAICCA Creative Award, Région Sud, Scam brouillon d’un rêve documentaire

This project was selected at
Venise Gap financing market 2021


Writer & Director Elvis Lu
Producers Stefano Centini, Jean-Laurent Csinidis

Technical sheet

Format HD
Sound 5.1, stéréo
Length 110 minutes