“Tale of the Lost Boys”
An Unexpected Connection
“A Tale of Two Boys”, directed by Joselito Altarejos, is the story of an unexpected connection between a Filipino and a Taiwanese aborigine who are both in search of their identities. Alex (Oliver Aquino) is a Filipino mechanic, and Jerry (Soda Voyu) is a Taiwanese aborigine student.
The two meet randomly when Alex runs to Taipei from Manila, after leaving his girlfriend pregnant. A casual conversation develops into a surprising personal connection between them.
Both realize that they yearn a more intimate connection with their mothers. Alex’s mother abandoned him for a new family while Jerry is afraid that his traditional parents will reject him for being gay.
They decide to go on an impromptu road trip to Yilan, Jerry’s hometown, in northeast Taiwan, and meet Jerry’s family: an encounter that will forever redefine their own identities.