Based on true events related to the life of Taiwanese piano prodigy HUANG Yu-Siang (Siang played by himself), this is a story of inspiration, discovery and love. Born to a rural family in Taiwan unprepared for the birth of a blind son, Siang was a curious and precocious child. Touch and sound was everything to him. With the love of his mother and support of his family, he grew up with no barriers- that is until he had to face the real world as he left his family behind in order to attend university where he had to compete on the same playing field as the sighted students and to find his own way. He soon crossed paths with Jie (Sandrine Pinna), a beautiful but frustrated cold drinks vendor who dreams of being a dancer, but whose struggles against the harsh realities of her life render her helpless. However, when she witnesses Siang’s fearless determination and understood his optimism and inner peace, she is inspired and determined to hold on to her dream.
Born in Taipei in 1980, Chang Jung-Chi received his master’s degree from the Graduate School of Applied Media Arts at the National Taiwan University of Arts. In 2006, his MY FOOTBALL SUMMER won the Best Documentary Award at the Golden Horse Awards. In 2008, his graduation film, THE END OF THE TUNNEL, was awarded the Best Short Film at the Taipei Film Festival. TOUCH OF LIGHT is his feature debut.