EAFFI 2019: A FAMILY TOUR

YING LIANG

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This film is F-Rated.

Chinese writer-director Ying Liang’s first film since 2012’s acclaimed When Night Falls is a semi-autobiographical account of an exiled female filmmaker, Yang Shu, who lives in Hong Kong with her young son and husband, having made a subversive film that offended the Chinese authorities. Her mother Xiaolin, who lives in China, has a relapse  of an old illness and needs urgent surgery. Wishing to see her daughter before the operation, they arrange to meet in Taiwan. Xiaolin travels under the regulated schedule of a tightly organised sightseeing tour of Taipei. Yang Shu and her family check into the  same hotel, and follow the tour group to various scenic locations. With a radiant cast, this is a tender and heart wrenching reflection on freedom and personal choice.

Screening as part of the East Asia Film Festival Ireland 2019, April 11th to 14th. Click for more information.

107 mins, Taiwan-Hong Kong- Singapore-Malaysia, 2018, Digital, Subtitled

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