Treating 治疗 (2010)

  • Documentary, Avant-Garde
  • 1h 20m

From the Director:

This film started with me wanting to make a film to memorialise and explore my deep emotions towards my mother, who passed away in 2007. As I was making the film, my thoughts towards it kept getting broken and shifted, especially as I sorted through the 12 years of footage I had collected, seeing subtleties I had previously overlooked, or reliving experiences that had long since gone by. Even more impacting was that facing the moving images of my mother, seeing someone so dear to me who has already left this world and captured with such lifelike movements, utterances, expressions, like it all just happened yesterday. Then I realised that this film is not just about remembering her— it’s also an experiment to bring her back to life. Especially at a time when I’m in a process of trying to heal myself, my mother is a crucial element. And so, through my mother/ remembrance/ the present/ healing and self-healing, this film’s structure and way of recounting began to naturally materialise.

Director

Wu Wenguang

Writer

Wu Wenguang

Cinematographer

Wu Wenguang

Cinematography

Wen Hui etc.

Translator

Odette Scott

Language

Mandarin

Subtitles

English

Country

China