• Peng Zuqiang
  • China, United States
  • 2020
  • 80 min
  • World Premiere
  • IDFA Competition for First Appearance
An intimate portrait that follows Nan, my uncle and the last two years he and his parents live together. His life and that of his parents mainly takes place within the four walls of a simple, small apartment.

In long, tightly framed shots, a picture emerges of three intimately interwoven lives: the gentle and touching bickering between Nan and his mother, the evenings in front of the television when time seems to stand still, and the minutes ticking by as Grandpa silently peels an apple. It is a meditation on time, disabilities, and the economies of care in contemporary China.


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80', DCP, color
Spoken languages

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World Premiere
IDFA Competition for First Appearance

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