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.

Director's Biography
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
color
90 minutes
Chinese / German
OV with English subtitles / OV with German subtitles
Screenplay Marita Stocker
Cinematography Mitja Hagelüken
Editing Ana Rocha Fernandes
Sound/Sounddesign Marita Stocker
Music Franziska Henke
With Qing Xu, Yao Hu, Xiaojiao Yu, Chengyan Liu
Producer(s) Arek Gielnik, Dietmar Ratsch
Production
Indi FIlm, SWR
International Premiere
Weltpremiere / World Premiere
Filmfestival Max Ophüls Preis 2018

Premierenstatus / Premiere Status
Austrian Premiere