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Cleveland International Film Festival } March 30 – April 10, 2022

Taking Father Home
(Bei Ya Zi De Nan Han)

Year: 2005
Country: CHINA
Run Time: 100 minutes

Taking Father Home

With no money, one knife, two ducks, and a dream, stubborn teenager Xu Yun leaves his small village for the big city. There may be over three million people in Zigong, but Xu is determined to find his father, who abandoned his family six years ago, among them. Though Xu may have no home when he returns (his community will soon be relocated to make room for a new industrial park), he obtains his father's address from an old check and heads, appropriately, for the enigmatic Happiness Inn. Along the way, Xu meets several surrogate father figures, including a scarred criminal and an amiable cop. Despite a few dead ends, nothing dissuades this determined youngster, and threats of an imminent catastrophic flood merely heighten his search. Will Xu be able to find his father and take him home? Where will his home be? Infused with social commentary, Ying Liang's TAKING FATHER HOME, which has reaped numerous awards across the festival circuit, is perhaps China's most innovative "underground" indie. (In Mandarin with English subtitles) – E.J.B.

CIFF31 Screenings

Tower City Cinemas

Sunday, March 18, 2007 at 2:15 PM -
Sunday, March 18, 2007 at 4:00 PM

  • This screening has been cancelled.

Screenplay
Ying Liang, Peng Shan

Director
Ying Liang

Producer
Peng Shan

Cinematography
Li Rongsheng, Ying Liang

Editing
Ying Liang

Principal Cast
Xu Yun, Liu Xiaopei, Wang Jie

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