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Small Talk is the director’s courageous portrayal of her family story, which gives the audience an inside look at a culture we might not be familiar with. This powerful documentary manages to be of universal significance and extremely intimate at the same time. – TEDDY AWARD Jury Statement

The film unfolds the difficult conversations between director HUANG Hui-chen and her butch lesbian mother, Ah-nu. Ah-nu suffers from an abusive relationship in a forced marriage. She runs off with her two little girls and launches her own funeral performance service. HUANG decides to film her mother and it took her 20 years to make this film. Together, HUANG and her mother start a journey to face the inconvenient past and walk out of the shadows. 

 

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