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Young Chinese nurse Qing never left her homeland so far and is keen to see the world. Starting with her last days in China, FAREWELL YELLOW SEA follows Qing for three years on her “Revolutionary Road”. Upon arriving as a trainee in geriatric care in the provincial backwaters of the Black Forest, two worlds clash. While Qing wonders why Germans eat bread and cold cuts every day, her employer expects her to assimilate instantly and bite through any touch of homesickness. Meanwhile, to some of the elderly the young woman is a welcome change in their daily routine. Especially to Mrs. Wohlfahrt who attributes Qing’s intelligence to her consumption of fish eyes and to 100-year-old Mr. Reiner who soon becomes a mentor to her. FAREWELL YELLOW SEA is a film about taking wings, about trying to settle down and wandering between different worlds. Sometimes quirky and comical, sometimes sad and heartwarming.
Genre Human Interest, Society
Category Documentary
Year of Production 2018
Director Marita Stocker
Cinematography Mitja Hagelüken
Producers Arek Gielnik, Dietmar Ratsch
Production Company INDI FILM/Stuttgart, in co-production with SWR
Length 90 min
Format DCP, color, 1:1.78
Original Version
 Chinese, German
Subtitled Version English
Sound Technology Stereo
Festivals Filmfestival Max Ophüls Preis Saarbrücken 2018 (In Competition), Crossing Europe Linz 2018
With backing from MFG Baden-Württemberg, Mitteldeutsche Medienförderung

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