Reunion Gift 团圆饭

Updated: Nov 16, 2019


Family | Drama

Client: Yomeishu Studio: Viddsee Agency: Dentsu Singapore

Directed by James Lee

Language: Mandarin

Duration: 6.40 min Camera: Sony A7SII 2018


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The Reunion Dinner on the eve of Chinese New Year is an most important occasion for the family to reunion. But for this single mother and daughter it's a very different story. As the daughter grows up, eventually married and realizes she may not be able to have Reunion Dinner with her mother.


Director's Statement

The short film explores the role of a woman in her family and how it changes when she marries to the man. And more clearly define in the where a woman will only have reunion dinner with her husband's parents, something we take it for granted and treat it as a norm. In order to portray the changes, we create a story about a single mother and her daughter. And using a few scenes to show the key points of their life which set on the reunion dinner backdrop to develop the relationship of the mother and daughter. Music was also kept minimal to allow the performances of the actors to shine but enough to dramatize scenes when characters are not speaking. Referencing one of my favorite Taiwanese filmmaker Edward Yang works "Yi Yi", for it's realist cinema, we try to underplay the emotions and hopefully be able to deliver the message.


Cast

Joyce Harn

Chong Seah Mei

Hazel Xin Yi Freeman Chin

Jacky Leung

Kris Lim


Script

James Lee


Executive Producer

Kenny Tan


Producer Kenny Gan


Director of Photography

Nicholas Chin


Make Up & Styling Hong Ya Ni


Music Composer Teo Wey Yinn


Editor / Colorist Roman Ho


Assistant Director

Shito


Production Manager & Location Manager

Kym Tan


Art Director

Kok Wei Lai


Assistant Art Director

Jamie Chua


Art Assistant

Flint Koay, Darren Chew


Wardrobe

Wong Sook Yoke


Audio Recordist Ng Ken Kin

Gaffer

Farhan Aiman


Assistant Camera

Timothy yeoh, Hazeem Hafzan


Technical Assistant

Skaiste Kazragyte


Production assistant

JZ Ong

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