WEIYENA – EIN HEIMATFILM

Austria 2020 – Director: Weina Zhao, Judith Benedikt – Original language: Mandarin, German – Subtitles: English, German

Born in Beijing and raised in Vienna, the filmmaker was always drawn to her parents' home country. The journey into the past of her relatives becomes an intimate reflection on family, identity and the culture of memory.

 

English/Original Title: WEIYENA – THE LONG MARCH HOME. Writer: Weina Zhao. Camera: Judith Benedikt. Sound: Andreas Hamza. Editing: Birgit Foerster. Music: Andreas Hamza. Production: Langbein & Partner. Producer: Kurt Langbein und Andrea Ernst. Length: 96 min. International Sales: Filmdelights.

 

Biographies

Raised in Vienna and Peru, Weina Zhao studied Sinology and Media Studies in Vienna. Since 2012 she has been working in the documentary film sector. WEIYENA is her first feature-length documentary film.

Judith Benedikt studied cinematography at the University of Performing Arts in Vienna. Since 2003 she has been working as a camerawoman and photographer for documentary and feature films.


Filmographies

Weina Zhao

HOME, AT 2013, 19 minutes (co-directed with Nariman Mansouri)

Judith Benedict

CHINA REVERSE, AT 2014, 89 minutes.

 

Winner of the VIKTOR DOK.deutsch (worth 5,000 Euros)

#A hero's journey #Asia

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