USA - South Korea | 2019 | Color | Drama | 86 min 

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 SYNOPSIS 

The young writer Chang-rae starts his day taking care of his cancer-stricken mother alone while preparing for the family a traditional Korean meal that he learned from her. Soon emotions and memories start to surface, taking him back to key moments when he faced his parents’ expectations and plans they had for him and stood up for himself. Before his dad and sister returning home, unexpected visit and encounters in his San Francisco neighborhood challenge his feeling of being the son of his parents. Will his culinary skills be enough to show it?

 FESTIVALS 

- Toronto IFF 2019, Special Presentations

- Busan IFF 2019, Gala Presentation

- Tallinn Black Nights 2019, Official Competition

- Tokyo Filmex 2019, Special Screening

- Singapore IFF 2019, Asian Vision

- Festival Cinemasia 2019, Opening Film

 AWARDS 

- Tallinn Black Nights 2019

          Award for Best Cinematographer 

 CAST & CREDITS 

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International Sales

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Justin CHON

Jackie CHUNG

Christina July KIM

John LIE

Wayne WANG

Chang-rae LEE

a personal essay by Korean-American writer Chang-rae Lee published in The New Yorker

Richard WONG

Deirdre SLEVIN

Ashley PAGAN 

Minseo KANG

Elyse WANG

Chris QUILTY

Donald YOUNG

Stephen GONG

Heidi LEVITT

Jean NOH

CAAM Production  | A Wong Chon Wang Film

ASIAN SHADOWS

ICM Partners

 PRESS REVIEWS 

"Confronting Mortality Through Cooking"

-- Glenn KENNY, The New York Times


"The restrained, austere filmmaking of the latest picture from Wayne Wang belies the emotional depth of this sober picture."

-- Wendy IDE, Screen


"An intimate chamber piece that tightly interlaces remembrances of food and family"

-- Tomris LAFFLY, Variety