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Philadelphia Asian American Film Festival

Family Style

Free Shorts / Brazil, Canada, Japan, USA / Narrative, Short / 64 mins / English / Color / Digital

Family Style Shorts

Institute of Contemporary Arts
November 11, 2017 4:50 pm

Description

This program of FREE shorts revolve around the Asian American family. Subjects include elder wisdom and conflicting values between generations. Filmmakers expected in attendance.

Home is Where the Sunsets
Director: Kayla Tong | 8 mins | USA
Alison’s life in LA turns upside down when her family comes to visit from Hong Kong for the very first time. Stuffed into her cramped apartment, Alison finds beauty and heartache in the smallest of moments.

Akashi
Director: Mayumi Yoshida | 10 mins | Canada, Japan
Grappling with a one-sided relationship, Kana’s returns home to Japan to pay her respects to her deceased grandmother. As she recalls advice from their most intimate conversation, Kana’s own relationship problems come into focus.

The Bird Who Could Fly
Director: Raphael Sbarge | 19 mins | USA
A young Korean-American man struggles with his journey in the face of an overbearing mother and two brothers whose lives have gone awry.

Mother’s Touch
Director: Jane Yeon | 5 mins | USA
An elderly woman goes to the sea for what will be her last pearl dive. As she submerges, she is reminded of precious times she spent with her late mother.

Time for Tea
Director: Bob Yang | 22 mins | Brazil
A retired Chinese general gets an unusual visit from his grandson.

Dates & Times

Family Style Shorts

Institute of Contemporary Arts
November 11, 2017 4:50 pm