The Century Egg is a magic realism two-part drama told with the logic of a fable, exploring how the choices of its characters can transform their existence. We follow a young girl who befriends a town outcast, and an ageing photo developer confronted with his past. A strange noodle house with its all-knowing chef, appears when needed, providing clarity and transcendence with each meal.
The show will provide a social commentary but will do so by finding the political in the personal, focusing its attention on the complexities of human relationships. These are modern fables spanning across generations, showing slices of life and perspectives. Although these are stories rooted in moral dilemmas and lessons, they aim to keep the audience’s attention with engaging and relatable characters.