My Father's Choice
The small-scale story of the family of director Yan Ting Yuen told within the large-scale context of China's history, and the diaspora of its people.
Yan Ting Yuen links the personal history of her father and his family to the major developments of the past fifty years within China: the Great Famine in the fifties, the Cultural Revolution in the sixties, the exodus to the West in the seventies, and the China of today as the greatest economic power in the world. A story unfolds in which the relationship between the individual and the collective, the personal history and the global history, is defined by continuous friction.
79' / colour
Original title: DE KEUZE VAN MIJN VADER
Prod: Witfilm - Iris Lammertsma, Boudewijn Koole
Sc: Yan Ting Yuen
D.O.P.: Reinout Steenhuizen
Completed: January 2017
Language: Dutch, English
International Film Festival Rotterdam - Voices
Yan Ting Yuen:
a.o. MR. HU AND THE TEMPLE (2015, TV DOC), DON'T SHOOT THE MESSENGER (2015, doc), THE SECRET OF HEMA (2012, doc), DINNER WITH MURAKAMI (2007, TV doc) Award: Audience Award Best Doc Asia HotShots Fest. Berlin, YANG BAN XI, THE 8 MODEL WORKS (2005, doc) Award: Prix du Meilleur Essai
Montreal Int. Art FF.
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