All About My Sister Movie Trailer
Wang Qiang’s debut film traces the tragic effects of China’s one-child policy on her family.
This bitterness is much to warrant, starting with the fact that Wang’s younger sister, Zhou Jin, was abandoned as a newborn before being retrieved and then given to an uncle to raise. That was in the 1990s when the combination of China’s one-child policy and a broader cultural preference for sons had tragic consequences. As we learn throughout the film’s epic (yet impressively fast-paced) three-hour arc, Jin is just one of many tales of abandoned babies, gender-selective abortion, and female feticide that play out in Wang’s family history. bothers.
Wang is neither a static observer nor a formal interviewer, but is an active participant in the scenes she captures, often intervening gently from behind her hand-held camera. “Have you ever thought that induced abortion is terrible for baby girls?” She asks her older sister, Wang Li, whose husband is desperate for a male heir. Lee’s response is simple but deep: “The world is too terrible for us. Every step is a risk.” At times, Wang’s candor can be unsettling: I thought about the ethics of his carefree portrayal of Jin, who is seen as being cruel to her child as if re-enacting her trauma. At such moments, “All About My Sisters” juxtaposes between the personal and the political, revealing that both must How much does it differ?