3 Generations 3 Days
Col / 20' 08"/ In Cantonese with Chinese and English subtitles
Ching takes care of her grandmother as asked by her mother. She learns about how her mother struggled with raising her little brother and her, as well as the childhood of her mother. Ching not only takes a glimpse of the golden age of her mother and grandmother, but also has an insight of how she gets along with her mother. Red dates, barley and peanuts are cooked together to give a taste of life and also show the connection between the women from three generations.
I have been reflecting on my relationship with my mother for many years and I always feel that we are from two different worlds. I am confused why most of the mothers do not even make an attempt to get along with their children as they want. In recent years, I am surprised to find out that I am affected by my mother in various ways. Therefore, in this short film, I wish to explore how one generation influence the next generation, sometimes in incredibly subtle ways, and how family members with different point of views get along with each other.