Fresh Air

10min short film

Writer/Director: Katherine Tolentino

Producer: K.M. Glaess

A lifelong housewife must decide whether to put her aging 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.

Official Selection:

IFF Boston 2019

FilmColumbia 2019

Seattle Asian American Film Festival 2019