Small Talk

International Panorama
Hui-chen Huang
Taiwan
2016
88min
Taiwanese

The filmmaker shares a flat with her mother, but for decades, they have treated each other like strangers. Their only exchanges are the meals the mother cooks and leaves for her daughter on the dining room table. Silence permeates the house, beneath which lies a heavy secret that suffocates the mother and prevents her from speaking. One day, the filmmaker summons up her courage and starts the conversation that will transform their relationship. The camera becomes a gateway and tool to pry open the Pandora’s box, and reveal the long-concealed secrets. Are they ready to face what’s been buried for so long?

Projections: 
11.17. Friday 17:30
Toldi
English Subtitles & Hungarian Simultaneous Translation
11.18. Saturday 22:00
Művész
English Subtitles & Hungarian Simultaneous Translation
Producer: 
Diana Chiawen Lee
Editor: 
Jessica WanYu Lin
Camera: 
Che Lin
Hui-Chen Huang
Sound: 
Kiwi Inc.
Music: 
Lim Giong
Point
Awards: 
Berlinale Teddy Award - Best Documentary (2017)
Taipei Film Awards - Best Documentary (2017)