THE FAMILY”來克里夫蘭參加首映式,本報記者應John Wu電視製作中心的邀請,零距離採訪這位年輕有爲的華人導演。
“IN THE FAMILY”是Patrick
In the town of Martin, Tennessee, Chip Hines, a precocious six year
old, has only known life with his two dads, Cody and Joey. And a
good life it is. When Cody dies suddenly in a car accident, Joey and
Chip struggle to find their footing again. Just as they begin to,
Cody's will reveals that he named his sister as Chip's guardian. The
years of Joey's acceptance into the family unravel as Chip is taken
away from him. In his now solitary home life, Joey searches for a
solution. The law is not on his side, but friends are. Armed with
their comfort and inspired by memories of Cody, Joey finds a path to
peace with the family and closer to his son.
"...so morally invigorating you might just feel the world tremble."
-- Rob Humanick, SLANT Magazine
"A beautifully written and performed plea for understanding... the
tale recalls the social realism of John Cassavetes... will move many
viewers with its dignity and restraint."
-- Richard Kuipers, Variety
"IN THE FAMILY is also one of the most accomplished and undersold
directorial debuts this year... One senses that [Wang] is
rediscovering the rules of cinema on his own. This is a career to
keep an eye on."
-- Paul Brunick, The New York Times
"With an incisive understanding of character, believably
naturalistic acting, and lengthy scenes that don't feel stretched
out so much as given room to breathe... Wang evinces a keen
awareness of the ways in which family members interact, grieve, and
open their hearts to one another."
-- Andrew Schenker, The Village Voice
"... will inspire a lot of conversations along the lines of 'who is
this guy, and how on earth did he make this movie?' This film is a
must-see, an eye-opening debut that deserves to be part of the
current film conversation."
-- Dave Boyle, Filmmaker Magazine/HTN