CAAM Production of Wayne Wang’s “Coming Home Again” to World Premiere at TIFF

A Korean American woman stares forlornly out the window while her son, a young man, looks at her.
A still from Wayne Wang's "Coming Home Again," a production of CAAM.
Starring Justin Chon and Jackie Chung, the film focuses on a Korean American man who cares for his ailing mother while trying to master her traditional cooking, based on Chang-rae Lee's "New Yorker" short story.

CAAM is proud to announce that Coming Home Again, a film directed by acclaimed director Wayne Wang (The Joy Luck Club) and starring Justin Chon and Jackie Chung will premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival. The film is a production of the Center for Asian American Media.

The film will be a special presentation at the festival. The narrative feature film focuses on a Korean American man who cares for his ailing mother while trying to master her traditional cooking, based on Chang-rae Lee’s New Yorker short story. He cooks a traditional Korean New Year’s Eve dinner for his mother that is what his mother always cooked for the family. It takes a haunting look at the sacrifices an immigrant mother and son have taken for each other.

TIFF takes places September 5-15, 2019. Stay tuned for information on showtimes for the film.

Credits:
Directed by Wayne Wang
Based on a Story by Chang-rae Lee
A Production of the Center for Asian American Media
Starring Justin Chon, Jackie Chung
Producer: Donald Young
Executive Producers: Stephen Gong, Heidi Levitt, Jean Noh
Cinematographer: Richard Wong
Editors: Deirdre Slevin, Ashley Pagan
Funding Provided by the National Endowment for the Arts

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