Beijing Holiday

  • 13'
  • Japan
  • 2007
The maker sees the film as a fairytale. It is however a modern and political fairytale. It's an ironic adaptation of the Hollywood film Roman Holiday by William Wyler. This time not with Audrey Hepburn and Gregory Peck, but with Mei-Ling (in other words Mrs Chiang Kai-Shek) and the film maker himself. Before the revolution, Mei-Ling was the first lady van China, but now, so many years later, she is led as a doll around Beijing by a Westerner.

Director
Edgar Honetschläger
Premiere
European premiere
Country of production
Japan
Production Year
2007
Festival Edition
IFFR 2008
Length
13'
Medium
Betacam Digi PAL
Language
English
Producers
Kudo Yukika, Edgar Honetschläger
Production Companies
Ribo Ltd, Edoko Institute Vienna
Sales
Ribo Ltd
Cinematography
Thomas Woschitz
Editor
Thomas Woschitz
Cast
Edgar Honetschläger
Website
http://www.honetschlaeger.com