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A wistful but witty account of a trip to Beijing by an art student who has been abroad for ten years. Her stay with her family mercilessly exposes how uprooted she has become by her life abroad.

About the director

Viv Li is a Chinese filmmaker, writer and comedian based in Berlin and Beijing. She is a Berlinale Talents Alumni, Nipkow Fellow, IDFA Alumni and the recipient of Erasmus Mundus Scholarship. Viv holds a master degree in Documentary Directing from DocNomads and a bachelor’s degree with honour in Drama and Film Studies from the University of Manchester. In the past ten years, she lived in various countries of Europe, South America and Asia, pursuing an artistic career as a director.


Viv Li


Belgium, China


Viv Li

Director of Photography

Viv Li


Viv Li