Go to content

De keuze van mijn vader

Director: Yan Ting Yuen
Personal documentary in which the personal history of the director’s father, a Chinese restaurant owner in Maastricht, and the major historic developments in China run parallel.

In her documentary, Yan Ting Yuen tries to get access to the history of her reticent father, a Chinese restaurant owner in Maastricht. She discovers this history is inextricably linked with major developments in the past fifty years in his native country. It turns out her father has led three different lives, in Dapeng, China, in Hong Kong and in the Netherlands. The small-scale story of the director’s father and family, told against the background of the large-scale history of China and the Chinese diaspora.


Sound editing
Sound Design
Production company
Title: De keuze van mijn vader
Year: 2017
Duration : 1 hour, 21 minutes
Category: Long Documentary
Edition: NFF 2017

NFF Archive

You are now in the NFF Archive. The archive contains contains information on film, TV and interactive productions that were screened at past festival editions. The NFF does not dispose of this material. For this, please contact the producer, distributor or broadcaster. Sometimes, older films can also be found at the Eye Film Museum or the Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision.