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Relyn Angkuan TAN
Synopsis Program Note
For Grandmother tells the story of Hannah, a 28-year old Tsinoy, as she deals with the recent passing of her businessman father William Huang in a car accident. During Huang’s wake, a surprising revelation unfolds as Hannah discovers and meets her half-brother for the first time. As Hannah faces the challenge of dealing with acceptance and forgiveness on the last day of the wake, she experiences a rollercoaster of emotions.
This film shows 23 minutes and 40 seconds at a man’s funeral in the Philippines. Hannah, a Tsinoy(Chinese Filipinos or Filipino Chinese) girl, has just lost her father. Only then does Hanna’s mother tell her that she has a half-brother, who is now on his way from China. Peter, an old friend of her father’s, advises Hannah that in order to succeed in business one must learn to speak Chinese, and that family businesses should be handed down to sons, adding that in order for a family to enjoy good luck, the first-born child should be a son. Using the onescene- one-cut method, the camera follows Hannah and portrays the history between the Chinese and the Filipinos as present in the Philippines today, the Confucian patriarchy, and gender-specific roles. [SIM Hye-kyong]
Relyn Angkuan TANRelyn Angkuan TAN
Relyn is half-Filipino and half-Chinese. She has been exposed to Chinese traditions ever since she was young yet she does not speak Mandarin. Relyn graduated Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Arts in Film at the University of the Philippines. Her undergraduate short film thesis, For Grandmother garnered an honorable mention for narrative film.