A Family Tour

Screenings

April 04, 2019
6:30 PM /
Toronto
QA Session with the Filmmaker

This semi-autobiographical film is director Ying Liang’s reflection on life as an exile from China, but still in the neighborhood that includes Hong Kong and Taiwan. 

 After China banned her film, an exiled filmmaker, with husband and child in tow, stalks a tour bus through Taiwan for the only chance to see her mother, who is visiting from mainland China. This attempt by family members to see each other highlights the dilemma for many Chinese who leave their country in protest or to survive but who need to fly under the radar and not attract attention.

Filmmaker(s): 
Ying Liang
Country of Production: 
Taiwan/Hong Kong/Singapore/Malaysia
Year: 
2019
107m
Language(s): 
In Mandarin, Taiwanese, Cantonese with English subtitles
Genre: 
Documentary
Filmmaker Bio(s): 
Ying Liang
Director

YING Liang (1977, China) graduated from the Department of Directing at the Chongqing Film Academy and Beijing Normal University. He made several successful short films before directing his first feature, Taking Father Home (2005). In 2006, he made The Other Half, which was supported by the Hubert Bals Fund of IFFR. In 2010, his short film Condolences won a Tiger Award for Short Films in Rotterdam. When Night Falls (2012) won prizes for best directing and best leading actress in Locarno.