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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.


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

Butterfly Lovers

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..


relationships historical period costume colours

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