In this family portrait, Yan Ting Yuen considers the connections between her father's personal story, as he flees Mao Zedong’s cultural revolution to eventually settle in the Netherlands, and the history of China since Mao: the famine of the 1950s, the cultural revolution of the 1960s, the 1970s’ exodus to the West, and the eminently Chinese variation on capitalism that has emerged in recent decades.
It is this larger history that her father is eager to quote to explain his choices – choices, which have also shaped the lives of the filmmaker and her mother.
BBFC Advice: adv 15
Director(s): Yan Ting Yuen.
Country of Origin: Netherlands
Year of release: 2017
Language(s): In English, Dutch and Chinese with English subtitles
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