FRESH AIR

10min short film

Written & Directed by: Katherine Tolentino

Produced by: K.M. Glaess

Summary:

An aging housewife must decide whether to put her husband in a nursing home.

Director's Statement:

This film was inspired by my Chinese American grandmother, who spent her life devoted to her husband and never seemed to desire anything more than the humble life of a housewife.

As I was raised to be a feminist and a fiercely independent woman, I have always struggled to understand my grandmother's choices. I made this film as a way of exploring her story, and in the process, I discovered her strength.

Awards & Nominations:

IFF Boston 2019 - Official Selection

FilmColumbia 2019 - Official Selection

Seattle Asian American Film Festival 2019 - Official Selection

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