Coming Home Again

(Directed by Wayne Wang)

Notable Festivals: Toronto, 2019; Busan, 2019

Coming Home Again is a coming-of-age film showcasing the relationship between a son and his terminally-ill mother. Co-written by PEN/Hemingway Award-winning writer (and Bates parent) Chang-Rae Lee, and co-written and directed by acclaimed filmmaker Wayne Wang, the film is an adaptation of Lee’s autobiographical 1995 New Yorker essay. In the film, the course of Chang-Rae’s (Justin Chon) life is altered by the responsibility he feels to care for his dying mother. We learn that Chang-Rae moved away from the family home to pursue his education and that his return has led him to temporarily abandon his professional career. Bonded by their love for one another and Korean cuisine, mother and son anchor an emotionally powerful film that revels in Korean-American culture. (Written by Amanda Taylor ’23)


Screens: Wed Mar 30 / 7:00pm / Olin 104