The Dream Never Sets
Taiwan (TW), 2010, 52 minutes, SD
The Dream Never Sets Synopsis

OUT OCT 7TH The Dream Never Sets is another highly personal documentary from Wu Wuna, this time focusing on her father, who has claimed to be an inventor of note for as long as she can remember. A somewhat lighter, though equally complex offering, the film reviews her difficult relationship with the man who introduced sex toys to Taiwan and who now dreams of marketing the ultimate food blender around the world. The film sees Wu laying bare their often strained father-daughter bond in an effort to understand it herself, matters being made more difficult when she learns that he is seriously ill.


Wu’s latest is another highly intimate film, in which she is again as involved with her subject as it is possible for a documentarian to be, her relaxed and informal style yielding emotional and surprising results.

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Reviewed by nikkareyes
For a moment I was mulling over the title of this documentary and got quite confused.  I suffice whoever decided on this title (could be director Wuna or somebody else)... more
For a moment I was mulling over the title of this documentary and got quite confused.  I suffice whoever decided on this title (could be director Wuna or somebody else) somehow thought about the rising sun refusing to set in the west, thus the title. But I was nevertheless thinking otherwise, why not "the dream never dies"?  For it's clearly evident, during this film's entirety that viewers can feel the burning desire, the relentless energy and overflowing enthusiasm of this man,the father of Director Wu Wuna.  I was particularly amused with that scene where Wuna and her father were talking about how he used to make and sell sex toys, such a lucrative business indeed! And this scene was filmed in a store full of sex toys naturally. You can see the genuine smiles and girly giggles of the daughter as the father talks, albeit boasts of his former business and inventions and how above it all his wife, Wuna's mother was so supportive!  The conversations are very genuine and flow very easily that viewers will really appreciate. This is I guess, one of the sincerest documentaries I've encountered so far, as it is not just storytelling  and divulging real-life experiences but it's also a father  talking to his daughter in a most natural and genuine way.   Shout out to Director Wu Wuna for this masterpiece.
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Reviewed by jeteli
I'd say this is a very heartwarming documentary about Wu Wuna's father who is a perennial inventor who never tires of inventing something useful for the world.  First it was... more
I'd say this is a very heartwarming documentary about Wu Wuna's father who is a perennial inventor who never tires of inventing something useful for the world.  First it was sex toys and then, powered by the thought that his wife died because of cancer he goes on to discover the best organic diet and a breakthrough food processor to make it happen.  What I  see very touching about this film, aside from learning the true acount of Wuna's father and his struggles through life, would  be the great relationship between father and daughter.  For some it would be truly taxing and even embarrassing to document and interview your own father but for Wu Wuna it took her upon herself to show her father in an up-close and personal light.  Worth checking out! 
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