Kano

  • Directed by Umin Boya
  • Taiwan, 2014, 185 mins.

For every young baseball player in Japan, reaching Koshien, the Japanese High School Baseball Championship, is the ultimate dream. In the 1930s, when Taiwan was a Japanese colony, Koshien was also the dream of the hapless, multi-ethnic high school baseball team from rural Chiayi known as Kano, short for Kagi Agricultural and Forestry School. When a new coach reluctantly takes over, he turns the team and their entire town into believers that this winless team can reach a place they never thought possible. A true underdog sports story of living the dream, Kano was the winner of the Audience Award at both the 2014 Taipei and Osaka Asian Film Festivals. “Reps a landmark feat in the way it revisits Taiwan’s long-suppressed colonial past with great authenticity and resplendent style.”—Variety.

Appears in: Special Screenings

Genres: Drama