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FAREWELL YELLOW SEA

FAREWELL YELLOW SEA

Chinese nurse Qing had never left her homeland so far. When arriving as a trainee in geriatric care in the Black Forest, two worlds clash. While she is wondering at strange German habits, her employer expects her to bite through any homesickness. But to some elderly Qing is a bright spot in their daily routine. Mainly to Mrs. Wohlfahrt, who is attributing her intelligence to the consumption of fish eyes, and to 100-year-old Mr. Reiner, who becomes a mentor to her. Starting in China, Farewell Yellow Sea follows Qing for three years on her "Revolutionary Road". A film about taking wings and wandering between worlds, sometimes quirky, sometimes sad and heartwarming.

Marita Stocker
She studied German literature, journalism and electronic media and attended training initiatives like Documentary Campus Masterschool, Masterclass Rosa von Praunheim and TP2 Talentpool. Since 2008 she has been active as a writer and director.

Film Selection: Farewell Yellow Sea (2018, doc) — Der letzte Remix (2015, doc)
 — George London – Zwischen Göttern und Dämonen (George London – Between Gods and Demons, 2011, mid-length doc)  — Mirella Freni – Ein Leben für die Oper (Mirella Freni – A Life Devoted to Opera, 2010 mid-length)

Arbeitswelten / Working Worlds 2018

Marita Stocker

Germany 2018
DCP / color
90 minutes
Chinese / German
OmeU/OmdU

Screenplay
Cinematography
Mitja Hagelüken
Editing
Ana Rocha Fernandes
Sound
Marita Stocker
Music
Franziska Henke
Cast
Qing Xu, Yao Hu, Xiaojiao Yu, Chengyan Liu

Producers
Arek Gielnik, Dietmar Ratsch

Production

Indi Film, SWR
World Sales

NEW DOCS

Weltpremiere / World Premiere
Filmfestival Max Ophüls Preis 2018

Premierenstatus / Premiere Status
Austrian Premiere