|Tuesday, October 30|
New American Filmmakers National Film Tour
Presented by the Hawaii International Film Festival and the Vilcek Foundation
The NEW AMERICAN FILMMAKERS National Film Tour is a touring package of films produced by innovative, cutting-edge American immigrant filmmakers over the last five years. The mission of the NAF Tour is to highlight the contributions of gifted immigrant filmmakers to contemporary American cinema.
Directed by Quanan Wang
Mandarin w/English Subtitles
After the founding of the island Republic of Taiwan, permission is given for the first time for a group of ex-soldiers of the National People’s Party to travel from Taiwan to China and be reunited with family members in Shanghai. An aging soldier named Lui Yansheng embarks on this journey to find the one and only love of his life, Qiao Yu’e, whom he left behind in Shanghai without a word of farewell, and their son, who was born after he took flight. However, obstacles await Lui upon his arrival in Shanghai that puts his future with Qiao Yu’e and his relationship with his long lost family in jeopardy.