Ionian Contemporary
Animation Festival ICONA
December, 2nd-5th, 2021
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My Grandmother Is an Egg

Screening: Professional Competition 5
Taiwan 2021
Duration: 08:07
Directed: Wu-Ching Chang
Screenplay: Wu-Ching Chang
Production: Wu-Ching Chang
Dialogue Language: Mandarin Chinese

My grandmother was a T'ung-yang-hsi. She has lived up to her fate. T'ung-yang-hsi is the traditional practice of pre-arranged marriage, selling a young girl to another family to be raised as a future daughter-in-law. Focusing on the female issues, this film aims to reflect upon women's oppression and struggle for freedom. From microscopic to macroscopic, from personal witness to general phenomenon in society, the audiences may glimpse the long past, imagine women's situation in our own times, and look forward to striving for real gender equality in the future. Egg is life per se. Eggs are fragile, but at the same time tough. My grandmother is an egg.

Department of Audio & Visual Arts