5 October, 2019
GFT 12 Rose Street, Glasgow G3 6RB
Director Zi Xiang’s exceptional feature debut – a Teddy Jury award-winner at the Berlin Film Festival – decades of open secrets and resentment create chaos within a Chinese family. When she brings her white western boyfriend for a visit to China, pregnant Huang Xiaoyu gets caught up in her parents’ ongoing feud. Her father’s gay affairs and her worn-out mother’s seduction by a predatory cult bring matters to a crescendo as the narrative jumps cleverly between past and present. Zi Xiang expertly analyses repression which is woven into society and causes unhappiness to be passed down across generations.
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