Taking Father Home
Coming of Age
Filmed with a borrowed camera and featuring a cast made up almost entirely of the director's friends and relatives, TAKING FATHER HOME is the moving story of Yu Xun, a teenager who lives in a remote village in China's Sichuan province. With nothing but a basket of geese to use as currency, he travels to the city of Zigong to find and retrieve his father who walked out on the family six years before. Once in Zigong, Yun learns quickly as he finds no shortage of mentors eager to impart advice. Director Ying Liang's evocation of the sights, sounds and smells of Zigong is breathtaking, recreating the mood and character of an entire culture with the simplest of touches and the most basic use of dialogue. An utterly engaging emotional experience, TAKING FATHER HOME has established Liang as one of world cinema's most promising young talents.