Fragrance of the First Flower (Season 1) 第一次遇見花香的那刻 (第一季)

Format: Web Series
Sub-format: Narrative, Scripted
Genre: Bisexual, Coming of Age, Coming Out, Drama, Family, Lesbian, Romance
Film length: 6Eps x 20 min
Countries of Origin: Taiwan
Countries of Filming: Taiwan
Film languages: Chinese Mandarin
Year: 2021
Director: Angel I-Han Teng 鄧依涵
Press Kit: Link 1

Basic info


This time around, our love will endure in full blossom.


Yi-Ming, whose husband works outside of town, lives alone with her son. After years apart, she suddenly bumps into Ting-Ting, a girl she was intimate with back in high school, at a wedding. Back then, Yi-Ming denied their relationship out of fear of living as a lesbian. However, Yi-Ming's most recent encounter with Ting-Ting not only sets her free from her oppressive marriage but also reawakens her feelings for Ting-Ting. Now that Taiwan has finally legalized same-sex marriage, will Yi-Ming finally have the courage to change her life?

Festivals and Awards

★ Nominated for 2021 Festival Series Mania ★ Nominated for 2021 Seriencamp Digital Short Form Award ★ Selected for 2022 Outfest Fusion QTBIPOC Film Festival ★ Selected for 2022 Melbourne Queer Film Festival ★ Selected for 2022 BFI Flare: London LGBTQIA+ Film Festival ★ Selected for 2022 Marie Claire Film Festival ★ Selected for 2022 KASHISH Mumbai International Queer Film Festival ★ Selected for 2022 Frameline: The San Francisco International LGBTQ+ Film Festival ★ Selected for 2021 Tokyo International Film Festival TIFF

Cast & Crew

Angel Teng 鄧依涵
Teng holds an MFA in directing from CalArts. Her work, screened internationally in festivals, subtly deals with gender and human mind. She won Excellent Screenplay Award and Short Film Fund. Her co-written script was selected in Golden Horse FPP.
Zaizai Lin 林辰唏
Zaizai Lin is an actress and has been in many MV, TV drama series and movies, including LUCY by Luc Besson. She has been nominated for Best Leading Actress with Golden Bell Award.
Lyan Chen 程予希
Lyan Chen used to play Bass in the Band CastAway. After leaving the band, she started her debut in acting. She has been in many TV drama series and her lastet works include “The Devil Punisher”, “Young Days No Fears” and “Animal Whisper”.