A THOUSAND YEARS OF GOOD PRAYERS

MATERIALS

DOCUMENTATION

PHOTOS

Wayne Wang

2007 || USA || 83 mins || 35mm || Color || Feature

WORLD SALES

The Match Factory (Cologne)

FESTIVALS / AWARDS

Telluride 07 (Shows), Toronto 07 (Masters),  San Sebastian 07 (Competition)

SYNOPSIS

Mr. Shi, a widower from Beijing, visits his only daughter Yilan in the US to help her recover from the trauma of her recent divorce. But Yilan does everything she can to avoid him. Mr. Shi can’t understand the changes in his daughter, Mr. Shi finds comfort in park bench conversations with an elderly Iranian lady. It will take confrontation before Mr. Shi finally accepts things as they are, and reaches a small understanding with Yilan and her life …