Mandarin Films

 

Ye-Ye

In Grandfather (Ye-Ye), a little girl spends some time with her aged and quite infirm grandfather in the country, while her mother is working.  There are initially clear cultural differences between them – especially in the girl’s taste in chicken.  A tender portrayal of both gaps in between the generations, and between the city and the country.

Topics:

Generation, families, food, migration homes and houses city and rural

 

Butterfly lovers

Butterfly Lovers is an animated episode in the life of a young aristocratic woman who has recently lost her husband.  His gift to her of a scarf, embroidered with butterflies, causes her to reminisce..

Topics:

relationships historical period costume colours

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