Yang Yang - SJIFF3
Presented by the SAN JOAQUIN FILM SOCIETY
3rd San Joaquin International Film Festival - February 19-27, 2010
111 min | Taiwan | 2009 | Narrative Feature
Directed by Chen Yu-chieh
- ABOUT THE FILM
Introducing Sandrine Pinna as Yang-Yang
So, you speak French? Eurasian Yang-Yang has frequently been asked this question ever since she was little. She always answers it with an awkward smile because neither has she met her French birth father nor does she speak any French. She yearns for a family and her dream seems to come true when her mother remarries. Yet this new family turns out to be a disappointment. After that, nothing, not even some temporary passion, can ease her loneliness. Her quest for love is in vain.In her pursuit of true intimacy, Yang-Yang is met with an unexpected betrayal, leaving her with no choice but to run away from home and leave her mother. With the assistance of a talent agent, she enters show business and her Caucasian features become her calling card. Against her wishes, she is often cast as French. Trapped in the struggles among family, friendship and love, how will Yang-Yang face her inner traumas?
This special Focus Taiwan presentation is co-sponsored by the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in San Francisco.
More info on film: www.sjiff.org/festival/f-yangyang.html
- ABOUT THE FESTIVAL
The San Joaquin International Film Festival (SJIFF), the annual flagship festival of the San Joaquin Film Society and California Central Valley's most prestigious festival of cinema, is: a showcase of new, innovative, and award-winning works from emerging talents and seasoned artists from the Americas and the World. The 3rd San Joaquin International Film Festival takes place February 19-27, 2010 in the homebase of Stockton, along with two days in Modesto. SJIFF will features a bold collection of new films - along with guest filmmakers and luminaries, galas, and programs for all ages.
Festival is open to the public. Most films are in English. Any non-English films will have English subtitles.
Stockton Empire Theatre
1825 Pacific Ave.
Stockton, CA 95204
|Kid Friendly: No|
|Dog Friendly: No|
|Wheelchair Accessible: No|