A DOG BARKING AT THE MOON

Director: Lisa Zi Ziang
Countries: China/Spain, Running Time: 107 min
In this emotional debut, writer/director Lisa Zi Ziang explores different points in the lives of a Chinese family as they struggle to cope with the secret of a father's barely-hidden homosexuality, a mother's indoctrination into a cult, and a daughter's resentment towards both her parents. As the non-linear story comes together, each character becomes more difficult to understand as new information recasts events in both the past and present in different lights. A Golden Teddy Jury Award-winner at this year's Berlin Film Festival about cultural taboo, heteronormativity, and the emotionally difficult bonds held in family, this feature offers compassion to each character to depict a family in constant crisis because of the expectations of others.

Friday, August 23, 2:00 pm