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24 Ratings

A Family Tour

Zi You Xing

Directed by Ying Liang
Taiwan, Hong Kong, 2018


After directing the film, director Yang Shu has been forced to live in exile in Hong Kong. But when her mother has to undergo a serious operation, the two women plan to meet in Taiwan where Yang will be attending a film festival with her husband and son.

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A Family Tour Directed by Ying Liang
The fact that the fictional director’s predicament precisely matches Ying Liang’s real-life predicament underlines the film’s transfixing honesty and candour.
January 08, 2019
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There will be no revelation in this viewing that allows Chen and Yang to understand one another before the credits roll, but in this moment Ying gives us something better—a reminder that understanding is not a prerequisite for love.
October 02, 2018
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A compelling, beautifully nuanced study of exile and displacement, the film underscores what a difficult position politically minded independent filmmakers still occupy in China. It is one of the bravest, most informative and persuasive films I’ve ever seen on this important subject, as well as one of the most elegantly crafted of recent Chinese movies.
September 29, 2018
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