The Silk and the Flame

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    The Silk and the Flame

    Fei'e Pu Huo

    Directed by

    USA

    2018

    87 min

    • English
    • Mandarin

    Documentary

    Unmarried Yao travels from Beijing to his village to celebrate the Chinese New Year – the most important family event in the country. The money he earns in the big city provides not only for his old parents but also his siblings and their children, who take it for granted that they should live off his regular payments as well. His mother, who has been deaf since childhood, looks after his care-dependent father. The latter desperately wants to see his second son married to the right woman, but Yao himself would prefer to find the right man. He has done well in the capital and his outstanding achievements have earned his father's respect but, ever the dutiful son, he finds himself putting aside his own needs in order to support the family’s continued demands.

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    Credits

    Screenplay
    Jordan Schiele
    Cinematography
    Jordan Schiele
    Editing
    Jordan Schiele
    Music
    Wei-San Hsu
    Production
    JORDAN SCHIELE
    Jordan Schiele

    Jordan Schiele

    USA

    Jordan Schiele was born in Brooklyn, NY and began working on film sets in Shanghai. After receiving an MFA from NYU-Tisch Asia, his work as a cinematographer premiered at Cannes, Tribeca and Locarno. His directorial work received a jury award for the Louis Vuitton Journeys competitions and his short, 5CM premiered at Locarno Film Festival. DOG DAYS is his first feature and was a finalist in the Oscars' screenwriting competition and selected for the Residence of the Cannes Film Festival. It was also screened at the Berlinale Panorama in 2016.

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