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…

“Delicate and moving chronicle of a reconciliation” – Telerama


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 Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur, Scam brouillon d’un rêve documentaire

This project was selected at
Venise Gap financing market 2021 (Italie), DMZ Industry – DMZ International Documentary Film Festival 2020 (South korea) – Golden Horse Film Project Promotion – WIP Taicca Original Award 2020 (Taiwan)


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 coordinators Chang Chuti, Nora Bertone
Producers Stefano Centini, Jean-Laurent Csinidis

Technical sheet

Sound 5.1, stéréo
Length 88 minutes
Taiwanese with Mandarin, english and french subtitles
Visa number 157.146


Escales Documentaires – La Rochelle (France)
Filmosa Festival – Paris (France)
Festival International du Film Insulaire de l’île de Groix (France)
Budapest International Documentary Festival (Hongrie)
Fipadoc – Prix Ciné+ (France)

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