Ba Guan

A Film by Clifford Miu

Synopsis

AH GONG
Summer of 04′, post-SARS. Taipei, Taiwan.

Initially distracted by his western-influenced cousin Tina, Eleven year old Chris eventually discovers that his reluctant mother and his two uncles have decided to pull the plug on his beloved grandfather. The film depicts the impacts of medical intubation on loved ones, seen from the eyes of an eleven year old boy.

Director

  • Picture of Clifford Miu © Clifford Miu

    Clifford Miu

    Born in Canada and raised in Taiwan, Clifford Miu is a writer/director/producer who graduated from New York University's Tisch School of the Arts. He has worked on Martin Scorsese's SILENCE, and recently served as second assistant director on Renny Harlin's Chinese language film BODIES AT REST. He is a producer on Emily Ann Hoffman's animated short NEVADA, currently Oscar-qualified. He also produced JIE JIE and DEATH METAL GRANDMA, which are now available on HBO GO and New York Times Op-Doc, respectively. He had previously directed PORCUPINE and BARGAIN, both of which had premiered at the Santa Barbara International Film Festival.

Awards + Festivals

  • 35th SANTA BARBARA INT'L FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, World Premiere, Santa Barbara, CA, USA)February 1, 2019
  • 10th PORTO 7 - OPORTO INT’L SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Oporto, Portugal)June 8, 2019
  • 3rd THE BUDDHA INT'L FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Pune, Maharashtra, India)June 9, 2019
  • 31st PALM SPRINGS INT'L FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Palm Springs, California, USA)June 18, 2019
  • *JURY SPECIAL MENTION*
    3rd BEYOND EARTH FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Kolkata, India)June 23, 2019
  • 42nd ASIAN AMERICAN INT’L FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Brooklyn, NY, USA)July 24, 2019
  • 43rd OPEN AIR FILMFEST WEITERSTADT (Official Selection, Weiterstadt, Germany)August 8, 2019
  • 11th GÄSSLI FILM FESTIVAL (International Competition, Basel, Switzerland)August 26, 2019

Crew

Director
Clifford Miu
Screenplay
Clifford Miu
Producer
Linhan Zhang
Director of Photography
Chan-Chi-Lap
Art Direction
Hui Chen
Costume Design
Yulin Fann
Sound
Junyao S.
Editor
Zekun Mao
Sound Design
Chung Hui-Cheng
Music
Erik DeLong

Cast

Hong Weng
Teresa Daley
Kun-Da Wu
Ben Pai
Zhi-Xuan Wu

Details

Running Time
13:50 min
Shooting Format
4K
Screening Format
DCP, BluRay, DVD, .mov, mp4 (HD)
Aspect Ratio
1.66:1
Sound
Stereo

Contact

FILM FESTIVAL AGENCY

Markus Kaatsch
aug&ohr medien
Riemannstr. 21
10961 Berlin, Germany

+49 (0)30 61620068

film@augohr.de
www.augohr.de

PRODUCTION COMPANY

Bering Pictures, Inc.
www.beringpictures.com

DIRECTOR

Clifford Miu
clifford@beringpictures.com