Last Year When the Train Passed by

Last Year When the Train Passed by
Last Year When the Train Passed by

France | 2018 | DCP | Color | 17 min | Huang Pang-Chuan

TUESDAY 8 | CINEMEX PLAZA INSURGENTES SALA 5 | 15:30 HRS | 62 MIN (total running time) (english subtitles)

Director: Huang Pang-Chuan
Screenplay: Huang Pang-Chuan
Producer: Natalia Trebik
Cinematography: Huang Pang-Chuan
Editing: Huang Pang-Chuan
Sound: Huang Pang-Chuan, Yannick Delmaire
Music: Lim Giong
Production Company: Le Fresnoy


“What were you doing while I took this photo when the train passed through your house last year?”
My experience of traveling by train is the origin of this project. I´m always curious about little houses at the window when I pass through. The photography allows me to return to these places, and discover the stories of these peoples, one year later.


Born in 1988 in Taiwan graduated from graphic design, then immersed in the cinema in France, since Paris 3 Sorbonne Nouvelle. HUANG Pang-Chuan’s work contains three elements: memory, travel and traditional film technology. Both of his films Return and Last Year When the Train Passed by  have won The Grand Prix in Clermont-Ferrand Festival, two years in a row. They were also presented at major festivals, such as Locarno Festival, IDFA, MoMA Doc Fortnight etc... 


Clermont-Ferrand Festival – Grand Prix Lab, Best Documentary – 2019, France
London Short Film Festival – Best International Film Award – 2019, United Kingdom
25FPS Festival – Critic Jury Special Mention – 2018, Croatia
Locarno Festival – 2018, Switzerland
IDFA International Documentary Festival Amsterdam – 2018, Netherlands