Coming Home Again
The film is an emotional journey home for aspiring writer Chang-rae (Justin Chon), who cares for his ailing, cancer-stricken mother. And yet he is haunted by the sacrifices made as a Korean immigrant family in America. He cooks a New Year’s Eve dinner for his mother, one his mother always cooked for the family, trying to recreate the traditional Korean dishes he learned from her. Family sagas surface as they face down her inevitable death.
Introduction by Léo SOESANTO.
Hong Kong born and U.S. based director Wayne WANG is one of the leading Asian-American filmmakers around. When he was 17 his parents had send him to med school in the USA to become a doctor. Once in the States he quickly revisited his parents choice by switching to art school as a young aspiring filmmaker. Wang is one of the first Asian American filmmakers to breakthrough in Hollywood. He directed Chan Is Missing (1982), Dim Sum: A Little Bit of Heart (1985), and Eat a Bowl of Tea (1989) which brought him to fame.Comedy Smoke (1995) was awarded with a Silver Bear in Berlin.