Yan (2019)

Yan (2019)

Other name: 燕 Yan Tsubame Yan


In the sensitive directorial debut of cinematographer Imamura Keisuke, young Japanese architect Tsubame has to face his family history: His Taiwanese mother took his brother Ryushin back to her home country during their childhood. In order to follow the last wish of his father, Tsubame hesitantly travels to Taiwan for the first time to see Ryushin again after more than 20 years. The breathless handheld camera explores his present between the cultures, whereas memories of the past with his mother shine in a warm, tender light. Neither in Japanese nor in Chinese can the grown-up brothers express all their feelings. In the end, images release the deepest emotions.

Director: Keisuke Imamura

Country: Japanese

Status: Completed

Released: 2019

Genre: Drama; Family;

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