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Memories Look at Me

Ji Yi Wang Zhe Wo | Song Fang 2012
China | Chinese with English Subtitles | Format: DCP | 91 minutes

Rush tickets available!

Director Song Fang in person!

Song Fang’s remarkable directorial debut, in which she travels from Beijing to Nanjing for a visit with her family (many of whom play themselves), gracefully expounds on several poignant topics: how an adult child’s relationship with her parents changes as they grow older, and how to negotiate one’s place as a single woman in a world of married couples. Song, who many will remember for her wonderful performance as the nanny and aspiring filmmaker in Hou Hsiao-hsien’s Flight of the Red Balloon (NYFF 2007), perfectly captures the rhythms of brief sojourns home, trips filled with reunions (both joyful and heart-wrenching), reminiscences, and moments of feeling painfully out of place. Winner of the Best First Feature prize at this year’s Locarno Film Festival.

Series: NYFF50: Main Slate

Venue: Alice Tully Hall

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