Directed: by Hou Hsiao-Hsien
Written: by Chu Tien-wen & Hou Hsiao-Hsien
Music: by Edward Yang
Cinematography: Chen Kunhou
Release date(s): 1984
Running time: 94 minutes
Awards: Nantes Three Continents Festival Golden Montgolfiere(1985)
Locarno International Film Festival Prize of the Ecumenical Jury - Special Mention (1985)
Asia-Pacific Film Festival(Best Director) (1984)
A Summer at Grandpa's is a 1984 film directed by Hou Hsiao-Hsien.
This film is inspired by screenwriter Chu Tien-wen's childhood memories, and the first part of Hou's coming-of-age trilogy, followed by The Time to Live and the Time to Die (1985) and Dust in the Wind (1986).
A young boy, Dong-Dong and his sister spend a summer vacation at their grandparents' house in the country while their mother recuperates from an illness; they while away the hours climbing trees, swimming in a stream, searching for missing cattle, and coming uneasily to grips with the enigmatic and sometimes threatening realities of adult life.