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Small Talk

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  • Taiwan
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Running Time :
88 min
  • Family
  • Gender
  • Human Rights


Small Talk is the director’s courageous portrayal of her family story, which gives the audience an inside look at a culture we might not be familiar with. This powerful documentary manages to be of universal significance and extremely intimate at the same time. – TEDDY AWARD Jury Statement

The film unfolds the difficult conversations between director HUANG Hui-chen and her butch lesbian mother, Ah-nu. Ah-nu suffers from an abusive relationship in a forced marriage. She runs off with her two little girls and launches her own funeral performance service. HUANG decides to film her mother and it took her 20 years to make this film. Together, HUANG and her mother start a journey to face the inconvenient past and walk out of the shadows. 


Festivals & Awards

2018 Taiwan International Documentary Festival – Grand Prize of Taiwanese Competition, Special Jury Mention of Chinese Documentary Awards

2017 Berlin International Film Festival - Teddy Award for Best Documentary

2017 Taipei Film Awards - Best Documentary

2016 Golden Horse Awards - Best Documentary and Best Editing Nominations


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