Motherland (2009)

Synopsis: Inspired by a true story. After a long absence abroad, a young Asian American woman Raffi Tang (Françoise Yip) is called home when her estranged mother is mysteriously murdered. Raffi becomes increasingly distraught as she struggles with her mother’s loss and gets drawn into a web of deception and incompetence. Equal parts noir thriller and dysfunctional family drama, Doris Yeung’s bold debut feature is a sobering tale of the pursuit of the American dream.

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Writer/Director: Doris Yeung
Country of Production:  USA
Starring: Francoise Yip 葉芳華, Kenneth Tsang 曾江, Byron Mann 文峰
Running time: 93 min,
Ratio: 16:9, Stereo
Status: Completed

Hollywood Reporter:
“Doris Yeung’s subtle and intelligent debut feature contains enough interesting elements to mark the filmmaker as someone to watch. – Frank Scheck, Hollywood Reporter, Sep 28, 2012 “

Film Journal International Review: Motherland
Besides its requisite thrills, the Asian-American experience has rarely been better captured than in this taut, sensitively drawn murder mystery.

New York Magazine
“A mediation on family and disillusionment” that is sensitively conceived and written.”
“Beautiful, Brooding and Bold”

 Asia Pacific Arts magazine
“One of the 10 best Asian American films!” –

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