A Family Tour
An exiled Chinese filmmaker is reunited with her mother under the most unusual of circumstances: by trailing a tour group in Taiwan.
Chinese filmmaker Yang Shu lives in Hong Kong with her husband and son. Due to her repeated efforts to film China’s political injustices, she is no longer welcome in her home country. When her latest work gets selected for a festival in Taiwan, Yang Shu takes the opportunity to travel there to meet with her mother, on a family holiday with complicated arrangements. The plan is to stay as inconspicuous as they possibly can.
Director Ying Liang’s A Family Tour mirrors recent events in his own life after the release of his 2011 film, When Night Falls. Self-referential yet deeply personal, A Family Tour highlights the disruption of lives under the oppressive rule of a country where trying to be together with your loved ones counts as a brave action of defiance against authority.
Cast & Credits
Ying Liang is a Chinese independent film director and screenwriter whose first feature, Taking Father Home (2005), won awards at film festivals in Hong Kong, Tokyo, San Francisco and Singapore. A Family Tour, his fifth feature, had its world premiere in the international competition section of the 71st Locarno International Film Festival.
Tseng Wen Chen, Jeremy Chua, Lee Shu Ping, Fang Meng Jen, C. Melanopterus
Chan Wai, 33, Ying Liang
Gong Zhe, Nai An, Peter Teo
*Official Selection, Locarno FIlm Festival 2018
*Official Selection, New York Film Festival 2018