Gaga (Atayal for "tribal laws",[1] stylized in all uppercase; Chinese: 哈勇家) is a 2022 Taiwanese comedy-drama film co-written and directed by Laha Mebow.[2] The film revolves around a granddaughter whose return from abroad brings about a chain of events that will change the family; with one family member entering the local village chief election, and the matriarch dreaming of the family's possible new life. The film was released in theaters on November 11, 2022.[3][4]

Promotional poster
Traditional Chinese哈勇家
Simplified Chinese哈勇家
Literal meaning"Ha-yong's home" /
"Ha-yong's family" /
"Ha-yong and family"
Hanyu PinyinHā yǒng jiā
Directed byLaha Mebow
Written byLaha Mebow
Hsieh Hui-ching
Produced byChu Yu-ning
Liang Hung-chih
StarringWilang Noming
Kagaw Piling
Lin Ting-li
Esther Huang
Wilang Lalin
Yukan Losing
CinematographyAymerick Pilarski
Edited byChen Chien-chih
Music byBaobu Badulu
Skyfilms Entertainment
Distributed bySwallow Wings Films
Release dates
Running time
112 minutes

Cast edit

  • Wilang Noming as Grandpa Ha-yong
  • Kagaw Piling as Grandma Ya-meng
  • Lin Ting-li
  • Esther Huang
  • Wilang Lalin
  • Yukan Losing as Yi-nuo
  • Buya Watan
  • Gaki Baunay
  • Andy Huang
  • Brando Huang

Awards and nominations edit

Awards Category Recipient Result Ref.
59th Golden Horse Awards Best Narrative Feature Gaga Nominated [5]
Best Director Laha Mebow Won
Best Supporting Actress Kagaw Piling Won
Best New Performer Yukan Losing Nominated
Best Original Screenplay Laha Mebow and Hsieh Hui-ching Nominated
Best Original Film Song "Around The Hearth"
Composer: Baobu Badulu
Lyrics: Laha Mebow and Baobu Badulu
Performer: Ali Batu
Audience Choice Award Gaga Nominated

References edit

  1. ^ "Weaving Indigenous stories into gripping movies: Filmmaker Laha Mebow - Focus Taiwan". Focus Taiwan - CNA English News. 9 April 2023. Retrieved 2023-04-13.
  2. ^ "10年來「預算最高」原住民電影!瞿友寧監製新片卡司曝光 | ETtoday星光雲 | ETtoday新聞雲". (in Traditional Chinese). 29 December 2020. Retrieved 1 October 2022.
  3. ^ "《哈勇家》獲金馬6項提名!素人真摯演出台灣11月11日感人上映 | 台灣英文新聞 | 2022-09-29 10:41:00". 台灣英文新聞. 29 September 2022. Retrieved 1 October 2022.
  4. ^ "《哈勇家》正式定名,公佈前導海報 泰雅三代同堂全入鏡!". 銀河網路電台. Retrieved 1 October 2022.
  5. ^ "Hong Kong film 'Limbo' leads Golden Horse Award nominations - Focus Taiwan". 27 September 2022. Retrieved 27 September 2022.

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