Somewhere over the Cloud
Directed by Hsiao Mei-Ling (蕭美玲)
Elodie is a girl of mixed French and Taiwanese descendant. After her birth, her French father arrives in Taiwan to stay for one year. After returning to France, they continue their relationship via the webcam. A real father is confined behind a small, virtual screen. The meaning of “Daddy" begins to change along with Elodie’s growth, from being the computer, to the mouthpiece, to the teddy bear, to the intruder who competes with her for her mother's affection.
The filmmaker, her mother, writes a series of letters to her late teacher and guide, the renowned American documentary filmmaker Robert Kramer (1939-1999), and these are woven throughout the story. The boundaries of life, distance, language, identity and nationality are reexamined from the perspective of Elodie.
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The screening will be followed by Q&A with director Hsiao Mei-Ling
Moderator: Eugene Wang, Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Professor of Asian Art
Co-sponsored by the Council for Cultural Affairs, Taiwan; Taipei Cultural Center of TECO iin New York; and the Government Information Office, Republic of China (Taiwan)
Location: CGIS South, Ted and Doris Lee Gathering Room (S030)
1730 Cambridge Street
Cambridge MA 02138