NEVER SAY CRY
永不言泣Directed by Ziyao Liu
Cast: Angela Lin, Gloria Ho
The mom wants Lei to be a success story in China, while Lei wants to be a stand-up comedian – a failure story in America. It’s a comedy about immigration, mental health, and mother-daughter relationships.
Writer: Ziyao Liu
Producer: Changhui Shi
Executive Producer: Xiaoying Lei
Director of Photography: Junyi Fang
Editor: Ziyao Liu
Production Designer: Shruti Parekh
Composer: Karam Salem
Sound Designer: David Raines
Music: Karam Salem
Parenting can come in many forms. It’s a single mother who struggles to keep her traditions and her noodle shop alive in a rapidly changing world. It’s the auntie who takes on the role of guardian for her niece. It’s the tender season after a mother’s passing, when her cognitively disabled daughter and her estranged sister must learn to communicate in order to move forward.