Netherlands 2021 – Director: Louis Hothothot – Original language: Chinese – Subtitles: English

A pervasive whisper runs through the soundtrack that is otherwise marked by harsh words. Words that do harm but finally bring to the surface what has been buried for so long. Deep-seated feelings of guilt – triggered by China’s one child policy and brought forth through four journeys – bring about an intense family portrait that gives cause for thought. Anna Magdalena Hofer

We present the German premiere of the film.


Writer: Louis Hothothot. Camera: Louis Hothothot, Ming Xue. Sound: Yang Zhou, Ranko Pauković, Louis Hothothot. Editing: Chris van Oers, Louis Hothothot, Albert Elings. Music: Harry de Wit. Production: Pieter van Huystee Film. Producer: Pieter van Huystee, Co-Produktion: Ruby Chen (CNEX). Length: 112 min. International Sales: Pieter van Huystee Film

No youth rating


Louis Hothothot

Louis Hothothot studied at the China Central Academy of Fine Art in Beijing and the Netherlands Film Academy in Amsterdam. He works as a multimedia artist combining narrative film, video, visual art, graphic design and performance.


HU, NL 2019, 13 min.
SQUARE 1 / 广场-1号, NL 2018, short film
HER / 她者, NL 2014, short film



Nominated for the VIKTOR Main Competition

Slices of life, insights and perspectives: The films of the International Competition open doors to new worlds for us. They compete for the award VIKTOR Main Competition, which is endowed with 10,000 euros. The award donor is Bayerischer Rundfunk.

#We are Family: Where do I belong? #Looking back: Coping with the Past #Asia Main Competition 2022
  • Friday
    HFF - Audimax
    Original with English subtitles
  • Sunday
    City 3
    Original with English subtitles
  • Wednesday
    Rio 2
    Original with English subtitles, Q&A with Louis Hothothot (director)

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