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Movie review: 27°C — Loaf Rock

Veteran director Lin Cheng-sheng ably adapts to the screen the life of Wu Pao-chun, a master baker who struggled through adversity to win top honors at the Bakery World Cup in Paris in 2010

By Ho Yi  /  Staff reporter

The film is also embellished by a bevy of real-life filmmaking professionals, such as directors Fung Kai (馮凱), Chu Yu-ning (瞿友寧) and Ko I-chen (柯一正), as well as Taiwan’s favorite comedian Hsu Hsiao-shun (許效舜). Attentive audience members will be awarded with the fleeting appearances by Lin and real-life master baker Wu.

With a relatively poor upbringing in the countryside of Taitung and having worked as a baker for 10 years before venturing into the filmmaking business, director Lin shares many similarities in life with Wu and reportedly made the film as a gesture of encouragement to those from disadvantaged backgrounds. With 27°C — Loaf Rock, the art-house cinema director casts a melodramatic eye on the life of a common hero, and hands in a feel-good movie rooted in grassroots sentiments and emotions.

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