The Soul of the Tiger (L’âme du tigre)
Directed by François Yang
Alex, a thirtysomething man of Chinese descent, lives the typical carefree life of his European generation. After his brother’s sudden death, he is forced to look for an explanation by digging into his own family history, uncovering a secret. Torn between two cultures and two love interests, for the first time Alex must come to terms with his past and make real decisions.
Previous Screening / Awards:
Namur International Festival of French-Speaking Film 2016, Nominated, Golden Bayard, Best First Film; Zurich Film Festival 2016, Nominated, Golden Eye, Best Film in Focus Switzerland, Germany, Austria; Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival 2017, Special Jury Award, Best Cinematography
Born in 1978 in Fribourg, Switzerland, François Yang attended ECAL (Ecole cantonale d’art de Lausanne) cinema department from 1998–2003 as well as a scriptwriting workshop at La Fémis (Fondation Européenne pour les Métiers de l’Image et du Son), the film and television school of PSL Research University, Paris, in 2005. He is known for his documentaries. The Soul of the Tiger is his first feature-length fiction film.
Director / Writer: François Yang
Producer: Xavier Grin
November 4 / 101 mins(Drama Feature, Short) The award-winning films in our INTERNATIONAL SPOTLIGHT highlight the complex intergenerational, intercultural dynamic—and conflict—of diaspora families.
Preceded by: Home is Where the Sunsets
Precedes: The Soul of the Tiger (L’âme du tigre)