After Passing Away

Director: Yuting Su/
Producer:Yuting Su
Country / Region:Taiwan, China
Film Introduction
Yang San-eii has never owned a home, nor does he plan to join the debt game now. At the age of 50, he decides instead to construct one with his own energy and time, and opts for traditional Japanese-style carpentry that omits the need for nails. In his mind, the Yang family house will stand tall for a century, but during the decades-long construction, his family’s livelihood is solely dependent on his wife, who is propping up the restaurant alone. The Yangs and their daughters are now the focus of community gossip. Chatter aside, the sorest point of stress is economical. With no end in sight, the project’s limbo status has led the two daughters to leave home for work and love. These structural changes, as well as other interpretations of belonging, challenge Yang’s sense of mission. A man with a broken childhood, will Yang be able to complete his dream home and secure a future for his family?
Film Creator
Su Yu-Ting, born in Taipei in 1982, majored in journalism at Taiwan’s National Chengchi University (NCCU). Her short film Happy Birth Day (2016) was named short film champion at the Hong Kong Chinese Documentary Festival and won the Silver Award at the Women Make Waves International Film Festival in Taiwan. Her first feature documentary, Our Happy Birth Day (2018), which was based on her previous short film, was invited to compete in the Wide Angle section of the Busan International Film Festival and was chosen as the closing picture at the 2019 Taiwan International Ethnographic Film Festival.
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