Toronto 2021: The Falls movie review – pandemic drama by A Sun director Chung Mong-hong contemplates life’s surprises and disappointments

3.5/5 starsA divorced mother and her teenage daughter overcome their fraught relationship and rediscover their trust in each other in The Falls, filmed in 2020 during the Covid-19 outbreak in Taiwan.Chung Mong-hong’s follow-up to his multiple Golden Horse Award winner A Sun tells an unusually restrained domestic story, headed by two women – an anomaly for a filmmaker whose work displays an obsession with crime and criminals.The Falls pits its protagonists against both mental illness and the…


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