Jacky

TICKETS
Studio/K - Wed 6 March, 17:35 + Q&A

As the first Chinese feature film made in the Netherlands, Jacky was also one of the few Dutch films in history that made it to Cannes (Un Certain Regard). Jacky is the impressive feature debut by the Dutch-Chinese Fow Pyng HU and Brat LJATIFI. The story is told with few words and many beautiful pictures – which two decades after its release are a time capsule containing the Dutch countryside (and trains) at the beginning of the 21st century. There are no clichés: the film portrays the Chinese diaspora from within and shows convincingly how alien the outside world can look for a group that has, until then, stayed out of the limelight in the Netherlands. The main character Jacky (played by Fow Pyng) is a 25-year–old second-generation child of Chinese migrant parents. Jacky’s carefree life is disrupted when his mother urges him to marry a woman from China, follow tradition, and leave the parental home.

Director Fow Pyng Hu will be attending and do a Q&A

Year:
2000
Director:
Fow Pyng HU & Brat LJATIFI
Cast:
Fow Pyng HU Eveline WU Gary GUO Xuan Wei ZHOU Jiah Bao TOH
Country:
The Netherlands
Duration:
80'
Language:
Mandarin, Dutch
Subtitles:
English

Fow Pyng HU & Brat LJATIFI

Fow Pyng HU made several video productions and six short films before his first feature film Jacky (co-directed with Brat LJATIFI) was presented in the International Film Festival Rotterdam in 2000.