A Heartland Film review: When A Wolf Falls In Love With A Sheep
This Taiwanese quirky romantic love story takes place on Nanyang Street at a cram school, where students are constantly preparing for exams.
An exam monitor, Yang, draws a sheep on the exams with hopes someone will notice. Tung, a young man who is searching for his girlfriend at cram school, works at a copy shop and sees the sheep picture. He draws a wolf that converses with the sheep, setting in motion a whimsical set of events that draw himself and Yang closer, eventually involving practically the entire population of Nanyang Street.
"When a Wolf Falls in Love with a Sheep" has some very nice moments, particularly the ending where the director, Hou Chi-jan, creates an ultra-surreal moment that leaves the audience on the edge of their seat. But most of the movie feels disjointed, jumping from one scene to another with very little or no connection between them.
A fun, animated style is certainly present, but the humor is forced many times and a bit over-acted. There are also a few characters, a priest and an overly hardworking teenager, who are memorable, but their purpose in the film is questionable at the end.
"When a Wolf Falls in Love with a Sheep" is one of Heartland's award-winning films.
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