The Ryries have suffered a loss: The death of a baby just after birth. Without words to express their grief, the parents try to return to their previous lives. The kids respond to the tensions around them in idiosyncratic ways. But as the family scatters into grief, an unexpected visitor arrives.
Adapted from Leah Hager Cohen’s eponymous novel, Patrick Wang’s staggering family drama unfurls the tortuous cycles and domino effects of grief with immense empathy and acuity. A uniquely renewing emotional experience where artmaking emerges as the cathartic conduit for exorcizing personal demons.
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Yeşim Ustaoğlu, 1999, Turkey
Jia Zhangke, 1997, China
Jean-Pierre Dardenne,Luc Dardenne, 1996, Belgium
Erick Zonca, 2008, France
Johnnie To, 2008, Hong Kong
Götz Spielmann, 2008, Austria
Wong Kar Wai, 2004, Hong Kong
Vincent Paronnaud,Marjane Satrapi, 2007, France
Michael Haneke, 2001, Austria