Weiyena - The Long March Home
In this moving biopic, Austro-Chinese filmmaker Weina Zhao tells her own family story, which is inextricably intertwined with China's political history.
Born in Beijing and raised in Vienna, Weina Zhao is at home between worlds, exploring the history of her parents and grandparents, which is closely linked to key elements of 20th century Chinese history, the Long March, the Second Sino-Japanese War and the Cultural Revolution.
"The two directors succeed in making an exemplary film about homeland (feelings), identities and migration, which through its closeness to the protagonists* allows rare insights into families and fates of a culture that is predominantly foreign to us, and which is besides enormously exciting and in some moments also of absurd comedy." (Kino-Zeit)