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A Taiwanese girl flies back to Taiwan to visit her mother and accidentally discovers the broken relationship between her parents.

Creative team

Writer/director: Athena Han
Producer: Shu Mei Yu

Filmmaker’s statement

Home is based on my family’s background. I emigrated to Canada with my family when I was 13 years old and the constant separation between family members has affected our relationships. It brings us closer yet also further away from one another.

Family has always been very important for me and, by writing Home, I wanted to find out the answers to: what is family, what is love and what does it mean [to] love?

About Athena Han

Athena Han

Athena Han is a Taiwanese-Canadian filmmaker who emigrated to Vancouver with her family when she was 13 years old.

As a graduate of Simon Fraser University’s film production and media program (2013), she was actively involved and had many experiences in various productions.

She has directed and written four short films. Last year, her experimental short film Feed Breakfast screened at the 35th Montreal World Film Festival.

In summer 2013, she flew back to Taiwan and directed Home. The film was selected for the Montreal World Film Festival, Whistler Film Festival, Golden Harvest Awards in Taiwan, LA Asian Film Festival and Asian Film Festival of Dallas.

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  2. Daniel Lin

    Nice move! It’s touching my heart and I cannot believe it’s from a young folk like you! Carry on!! I am looking forward to any of your new films.

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