STRANGER

LANGUAGES: Mandarin | SUBTITLES: English Genre: Drama Running Time: 14:46 min Year of production: 2019 SYNOPSIS Anna, a young tour guide, brings yet another group of visiting Chinese tourists to the outlet malls. An interaction with one of the teen…

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LANGUAGES: Mandarin | SUBTITLES: English

Genre: Drama
Running Time: 14:46 min
Year of production: 2019

SYNOPSIS

Anna, a young tour guide, brings yet another group of visiting Chinese tourists to the outlet malls. An interaction with one of the teen tourists leads her to question whether staying in the United States instead of returning home to China after college graduation was the right choice for her, her family, and her future.

PRODUCTION AND DISTRIBUTION

Film exports/World sales: Gonella Productions

CAST

Xiaotong Yang 杨晓彤
Youlun Wang 王佑伦
Yu Zhang 张玉
Yan Xi 席彦

MAIN CREDITS

Director: Chen Yang
Screenwriter: Chen Yang
Producer: Kerstin Glaess
Director of Photography: Shih-Chieh Wei
Sound: Yixin Wang
Editing: Lily Kleinman, Yixin Wang
Sound Editing: Noah Chevan
Music Composer: Yuting Chen

TECHNICAL DETAILS

Genre: Drama
Sub-genre: Coming-of-age, nostalgia
Language: Mandarin
Country of origin: USA
Year of production: 2019
Total running time: 14:46 min
Shooting format: Digital
Color type: Color
Aspect ratio: 2.39:1
Sound format: Stereo

FESTIVAL SELECTIONS

Miami Short Film Festival – Nominee for Best Student Film
Boston Asian American Film Festival – Official Selection

BIOGRAPHY OF THE DIRECTOR

New York based filmmaker, Chen Yang has been honing her skills in screenwriting and directing for the past several years. Upon receiving her MFA degree in Directing, her thesis short film Stranger toured the film festival circuit and was screened to the nationwide audience. The multicultural background has given Chen a unique perspective of observing human behavior and viewing the world. She believes in the commonness of mankind, and her goal as a filmmaker is to explore ways of transcending identity and culture while strengthening the authenticity of emotions. Chen is currently working on a feature-length script about her hometown in China.

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