Memories Look at Me (2013)





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Filmmaker Song Fang travels from Beijing to Nanjing to visit with her family in an attempt to study the ways in which parent/child relationships evolve over time. ~ Tracie Cooper, Rovi
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Critic Reviews for Memories Look at Me

All Critics (5) | Top Critics (2)

A slight yet profound exploration of generational choices and our fear of living our parents' lives.

May 2, 2013
New York Times
Top Critic

Sweet and fiercely humane, Song's layered family portrait is decidedly Buddhist: silent when it needs to be and steadfast about approaching inevitable tragedy with care and patience.

Full Review… | April 30, 2013
Time Out
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Death hangs over Song Fang's first feature, Memories Look at Me, but it's neither with grimness nor overt tragedy.

Full Review… | October 4, 2012
Slant Magazine

Watching Memories's like listening to the secrets of this family's history.

Full Review… | October 3, 2012

Memories Look at Me is an unusually personal portrait of family life in China.

Full Review… | September 30, 2012
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Audience Reviews for Memories Look at Me


I repeatedly came back to the thought that this would be an excellent movie for students learning Mandarin to watch. The actors speak clearly and at a reasonable rate discussing many everyday things. The movie is not quite as mundane as that may make it sound; but it's close. I'll recommend it to my daughter, though, when she reaches her third year or so studying Mandarin.

Michael Harbour
Michael Harbour

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