Min is a 20-year-old Chinese girl who was adopted by Malaysian parents at a very young age. One day, she decides to find her birth mother and embarks on a trip. Her act is symbolic act, rather than an attempt to find something. In other words, it is a journey inside of herself. This film, the first feature length film by Ho Yuhang, is an ambiguous family drama, in which silence and empty spaces play a great part. As if influenced by Taiwanese directors Tsai Min-Liang and Hsiao-hsien, the director´s film is very contemplative and distant. The film also evokes the moods of Bressonian films. Devices such as everyday language and silence, long shots and still camera work keep viewers from taking the film for granted. Furthermore, continuous usage of long takes and frames within frames demand that viewers think beyond the images as presented in the film. Such images as the scenery of Malaysia seen through a windowpane, Min trying to make sense of her life while watching the view from the train and the sharp contrast between the green trees and the gray interiors all play an important role in giving Min a sense of breathing space. The film is open to many different interpretations. Its ending is also open to countless interpretations. And, life goes on.
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