Shorts: Generations

  • 102 minutes
  • Asian CineVision in association with Asia Society presents:

    Shorts: GENERATIONS

    Whether it be biological or chosen, family is powerful. These shorts explore how generations come together; clash and grow, for better or for worse.

    This program includes the following shorts:

    MOONWALK WITH ME
    A story about a Korean American girl named Juno who is haunted by her father's disappearances. Upon his return, Juno must decide to keep her drifting father grounded or to let him go.
    So Young Shelly Yo
    USA, Narrative, 14 mins


    THE MOON AND THE NIGHT
    In rural Hawaii, a teenage girl must confront her father after he enters her beloved pet in a dog fight.
    Erin Lau
    USA , Narrative, 19 mins


    STAY
    An old man suffer from amnesia and his children take him to the past if to find the present.
    Foroud Avazpour
    Iran, Narrative, 14 mins 18 sec


    THE DISTANCE BETWEEN US
    While visiting his grandmother in Beijing, a grandson explores how Alzheimer’s is changing his family and what it means to reconcile intergenerational relationships through language and culture in the face of irreversible memory loss.
    Jeffrey Wu
    USA/China, Documentary, 4 min 18 sec


    AH GONG
    Eleven year old Chris arrives at the hospital only to realize that his mother and uncles have decided to pull the plug on his beloved grandfather.
    Clifford Miu, Taiwan, Narrative, 13 min 43 sec

    PLEASE TRANSLATE
    Please Translate explores how language can act both as a barrier and an effective tool to help bridge the relationship between a Chinese immigrant mother, and her American-born daughter.
    Kelsy Lua
    USA, Narrative, 6 min


    LIFELIKE
    Kamehachi, a jobless carver of Buddhist statues, earns his living by making lifelike gures for freak shows. A member of a local well-to-do family requests Kamehachi to make a doll of his fatally ill daughter Tsubaki to copy her mortal beauty as is.
    Haruna Tanaka
    Japan, Narrative, 30 min
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