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A Farewell

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A Farewell

Directed by Yifei He
13 minutes.
China, USA. 2018. In Mandarin with English subtitles.
Starring Boya Jia, Xiang Li, Xihai Li

A Farewell follows Danni, a young Chinese girl who comes home to pay her respect to her late grandfather. Out of place in her grandpa's traditional Muslim environment, she unearths a hidden secret of her past. Against her parents' wishes, she embarks on a journey in the suppressed but mesmerizing world of Islamic culture in modern China.

Official Trailer


Select Festivals & Awards

- 2018 Clermont-Ferrand International Short Film Festival, France
- 2018 Palm Springs ShortFest, USA
- 2018 San Diego Asian Film Festival, USA
- 2018 Nashville Film Festival, USA

About the Director

Yifei He is a writer, director and producer from Beijing, China. She later resided in the United States and attended college, where she studied film production and theater. She is currently pursuing her master’s degree in the Graduate Film program at New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts. Her exposure to two immensely contrasting worlds has deeply impacted her perspective on life and cinema. Yifei strives to integrate her eastern aesthetics with western storytelling and shed light upon untold stories of women and marginalized people. She has written, directed and produced multiple shorts in China and the U.S. The short film A Test which she produced was selected by the 2017 Sundance Film Festival, the 2017 Stockholm International Film Festival, the 2017 Nashville Film Festival, and the 11th First Youth Film Festival in Xining, China.



Sun., Dec. 16, 2018 | 5:30 PM
In Shorts Two
Northern California Premiere

Janet Leigh Theatre, Stockton



Narrative Short Film

Director: Yifei He
Screenwriter: Yifei He
Producers: Amie Zuo Yi, Ashley Alexander
Cinematographer: Jinwei Zeng
Editor: Yifei He
Music: Xingyu Li

Permission: Yifei He

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