Memories Look at Me

Song Fang
Screening time  
26.02. / Wednesday, 17:00 - 19:00 Theatre 1  

Song Fang is the protagonist in her own soberly filmed docudrama, in which she returns from Beijing to the house of her parents in Nanjing. The film is largely set indoors, where Song shares everyday life and many memories with her parents, sister- in-law, brother and niece. Song is always on screen as they talk about relatives living and dead, about more or less successful careers, about old friends, illnesses and accidents, funerals and weddings. A young niece, Diandian, makes disarming comments that provide a lighter note. Between the conversations – that often take place around food – and rare excursions, we catch a glimpse of changing Chinese society. It is obvious that the norms and values of the older generation are being devalued, but that some deep-rooted traditions will probably continue for a very long time.

Song Fang

Song Fang is director, actor and scriptwriter. She studied at the INSAS institute in Belgium and received her MA in Film Directing from Beijing Film Academy in China in 2008. She acted in the film The Flight Of The Red Balloon directed by Hou Hsiao- Hsien. Her graduation short film Goodbye received the second prize from Cinéfondation at the Cannes Film Festival in 2009.

General sponsor

Yi Wang Zhe Wo

2012, 91', DCP

Directed by:
Song Fang

Screenplay by:
Song Fang

Guan Dong-pei, Zhou Wen-cao

Edited by:
Song Fang

Jia Zhang-ke, Song Fang

Produced by:
Xstream Pictures Limited

Festivals & Awards:

Locarno International Film Festival 2013 – Best First Feature
Mar del Plata Film Festival 2012 – Special Mention
Tokyo FILMeX 2012 – Special Mention
International Film Festival Rotterdam 2013