COMING HOME AGAIN
Saturday, October 24, 4:00PM ET
Followed by Q&A with Director Wayne Wang and Producer Donald Young.
Directed by Wayne Wang
86 mins | Narrative | Drama | United States/South Korea | English
Based on a personal essay by Chang-rae Lee published in The New Yorker, Coming Home Again is an intimate family drama about a mother, a son, and the burden of family expectations. Chang-rae, a first-generation Korean American, has returned to his family home in San Francisco to care for his ailing mother. He wants only to fulfill his role as the supportive son, but must also come to terms with his conflicted emotions towards his mother. The film takes place over the course of one full day. During this day, he attempts to prepare a traditional Korean dinner for New Year's Eve. The one she always cooked for the family. The care and precision that goes into preparing this meal gives him time to reflect on the intense relationship between them. Memories about it become a doorway into a woman who was so much more than the mother he thought he knew. Chang-rae is now faced with the dilemma of living with the permanent scars of family sacrifice unresolved, or the risk of opening new wounds with his mother dying.
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Director's Bio - Wayne Wang
Wayne Wang was born in Hong Kong. His many feature films include Chan Is Missing (82), Smoke (95), and Maid in Manhattan (02), as well as the Festival selections The Joy Luck Club (93), Blue in the Face (95), Chinese Box (97), Anywhere but Here (99), The Princess of Nebraska (07), and A Thousand Years of Good Prayers (07). Coming Home Again (19) is his latest film.
- Boston Korean Cultural Society (KCSB)