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Talking to my Mother

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by Leon Le
U.S.A. / 16:57 / 2014
sound / colour / Mandarin Chinese w/ English Subtitles

Talking to my Mother is a film about love, acceptance, and missed opportunities. It tells the story of a young man trapped in a culture clash where traditions stunt his quest for personal happiness. The film explores the complicated relationships between Michael, a second generation Chinese American man, his mother, Mrs. Yue and Julianne, his girlfriend of two years, to whom he plans to propose.

After a twist of fate, Julianne accidentally discovers Michael's secret. One that would change their lives forever. Will Michael be able to face the truth with his loved ones - and most importantly, himself, before it's too late?


Best LGBT Themed Short Film (Yxineff), Audience Choice award (Yxineff), Best Director (Asians on Film Festival), Best Original Score Short (Asians on Film Festival), Best Drama (Asians on Film Festival),Trong Dong Award for Best Short Film (Viet Film Fest)


Excellence in Short Filmmaking (AAIFF), Best Actor in a Short (Asians on Film Festival)

Exhibition Formats

  • digital file


  • family
  • multicultural
  • sexuality


  • narrative
  • queer
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