Asian Cinema Fund 2018
- Script Development Fund
- Production Support Fund
- Post-Production Fund
- Asian Network of Documentary(AND) Fund
- ACF Showcase
- AND Programs
2008 Asian Network of Documentary (AND) Fund
|Project||Father & Son (aka. The Orchard Keeper)|
[Father & Son] (aka. The Orchard Keeper) is the story of a father and his adult son. At eighty-four years of age, Master Cai is the last great Naxi folk musician on the north shore of the Jinsha River. He depends on his fifty year old mentally-disabled son Da for a living. It is winter and Cai feels that his days are drawing to an end. His only worry is his son Da, who would not be able to take care of himself once his father passed away. Cai falls ill, and Da comes back from the orchard to care for his ailing father in his own special way. With little time left together, the father and son relationship grows tense.
With globalization, modern lifestyles and consumerism are infiltrating and altering Chinese people’s lives as well as those of inhabited remote areas. With this father-and-son story, especially through the metaphor of the orchard, He YUAN, a member of the Naxi people, one of the groups that inhabit the Jinsha River, Southwest of China, symbolizes the fate of traditional culture in a society in transition and evokes the gradual loss of a "heritage garden" (to copy the Chinese expression) with the disappearance of traditions.
2009 Pusan International Film Festival - Wide Angle