Finding Yingying

2020, Documentary, 1h 38m

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A compassionate look at a missing person's case, Finding Yingying's touching sincerity will resonate with audiences thanks to its elevated storytelling. Read critic reviews

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After a young Chinese student goes missing on a university campus, her family travels to the U.S. for the first time. While unraveling the mystery of her disappearance, they discover how much her life has touched others.

Cast & Crew

Brent E. Huffman
Producer
Mark Mitten
Executive Producer
Sheila Nevins
Executive Producer
Ken Pelletier
Executive Producer
Jolene Pinder
Executive Producer
Gordon Quinn
Executive Producer
Jiayan "Jenny" Shi
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John Farbrother
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Nathan Halpern
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Chris Ruggiero
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  • Finding Yingying brings humanity to the often stale true-crime subgenre while also giving us a unique perspective from someone on the outside of the American justice system.

    January 12, 2021 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…
  • The answers the documentary finds are not easy, but the loss Finding Yingying depicts is one that will reverberate for years to come.

    December 14, 2020 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…
  • Even at its most scattered though, "Finding Yingying" is haunting, largely because it's so personal.

    December 11, 2020 | Full Review…
  • "Finding Yingying" is conventional and not averse to cliché, particularly via a brooding score that takes too many notes from the true-crime playbook. But its sensitive, sincerely affected director knows a moment of grace when she sees one.

    December 11, 2020 | Full Review…
  • The film captures [the] ordeal with compassion and a measure of self-reflexivity, which is as much as this unavoidably grim material could ask for.

    December 10, 2020 | Full Review…
  • Shi's tender documentary suggests their daughter is a lot closer than she once seemed.

    November 5, 2020 | Rating: B | Full Review…
  • Finding Yingying brings humanity to the often stale true-crime subgenre while also giving us a unique perspective from someone on the outside of the American justice system.

    January 12, 2021 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…
  • The answers the documentary finds are not easy, but the loss Finding Yingying depicts is one that will reverberate for years to come.

    December 14, 2020 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…
  • Even at its most scattered though, "Finding Yingying" is haunting, largely because it's so personal.

    December 11, 2020 | Full Review…
  • "Finding Yingying" is conventional and not averse to cliché, particularly via a brooding score that takes too many notes from the true-crime playbook. But its sensitive, sincerely affected director knows a moment of grace when she sees one.

    December 11, 2020 | Full Review…
  • Giving voice to her for the final time, Finding Yingying bittersweetly commemorates a life tragically cut short.

    June 5, 2021 | Full Review…
  • First-time director Shi highlights the reverberating effects of trauma with breathtaking tact in the type of humane storytelling that is only possible when the observer becomes a participant in the unfolding narrative.

    February 20, 2021 | Full Review…

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