horror, drama / USA / 2019 / 17 min / European premiere
Liz is homeless, living life adrift. In a moment of despair and loneliness, she returns home after many years to her God-fearing mother and discovers time has changed more than she ever could have imagined. “Honour Thy Mother” came from my own experience moving to a different country and living away from home for years while earning my doctorate degree. I felt a profound sense of guilt choosing my own betterment at the expense of my relationship with my family. Guilt can be a phantasm that haunts us our whole lives. Liz, the protagonist, left her mother years ago and is going home to revisit her past and their complicated relationship. I wanted to capture her inner struggle as a dark fairy tale to capture the depths of her emotional journey.
World premiere: Screamfest 2019
Age restrictions: 15+
director: Yinghui Fu writer: Yinghui Fu and Kyle Baughman editor: Yinghui Fu cast: Sarah Bentley, Julie Gibson Josephson, and Raluca Andreea Raduta music: Guillaume Cochard-Lemoine language: English subtitles: Polish