SHIH

By Bruno ZAFFORA, Rafael ORTEGA VELDERRAIN

WAKING FILMS - as PROD

Family - Completed 2014

Shih captures the return of Paola Shih to Taiwan to meet with her father after twenty years of separation.

Festivals
& Awards

Guadalajara FICG 2015
Documental Iberoamericano
Guadalajara FICG 2015
Iberoamerican feature documentary & Mezcal Award - Special mention of the Jury Mezcal Award
Ventana Sur 2015
Video Library
Nuestro FICS Festival Internacional de Cine de Santander 2015
International Documentary Competition
International Documentary Film Festival Flahertiana 2015
International Documentary Competition
Raindance Film Festival 2015
International Documentary Competition
Seattle Latino Film Festival 2015
Latin American Documentary Competition
Festival Internacional de Documental de Buenos Aires 2016
Competencia Opera Prima Internacional
    • Year of production
    • 2014
    • Genres
    • Family, Documentary
    • Countries
    • SPAIN, MEXICO, ARGENTINA
    • Languages
    • SPANISH, ENGLISH, MANDARIN
    • Duration
    • 97 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Bruno ZAFFORA, Rafael ORTEGA VELDERRAIN
    • Writer(s)
    • Bruno ZAFFORA
    • Producer(s)
    • Bruno ZAFFORA (Waking Films), Rafael ORTEGA VELDERRAIN (Waking Films)
    • Synopsis
    • “Shih” follows the return of Paola Shih, a young Taiwanese-Venezuelan woman, to Taipei to meet with her father Jimmy after twenty years of separation. Depicted by a very intimate camera -operated by her boyfriend Rafael and best friend Bruno-, the film becomes a witness of the first moments of the reunion.
      As it follows Paola in the remaking of the relationship with her father and re-adaptation to the taiwanese culture, it grasps the struggle in their attempt to recover the lost time. But as days go by and the bond between them strengthens, Paola will find out the truth about the past, the deep loneliness that Jimmy experienced and the big disgrace brought to his taiwanese family for not being able to take care of his wife and daughter.
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