Mon père et sa mélancolie

Xiaodan He
2021 - Documentary - 88 min

Homegrown cinema


Mon père et sa mélancolie

country:
Canada
language:
Mandarin, Naxi
subtitles:
English or French

The protagonist of the documentary is Chong Ren He, the director’s father. Born in 1937 in Lijiang, a small town located in rural China on the Tibetan border, he is a descendant of the Naxi, one of the fifty-six Chinese minorities with a population of 300,000 people. The film seeks to understand how an 82-year-old man manages to build his own spiritual fortress in order to exist and preserve his original culture, which is as fragile as it is precious.

 

In collaboration with the FIFA


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