TIFF nominated movie “Sway” (2004) by Thai American filmmaker Rooth Tang, reflects on 3 generations of Asians’ immigrant experience.

Director: Rooth Tang
Cast: Matt Wu / Huang, Lu / Ananda Everingham / Sajee Apiwong / Kazuhiko Nishimura / Kris Wood-Bell

Official Selection
Toronto International Film Festival, Taiwan Golden Horse Film Festival, Shanghai International Film Festival

An intelligent and affecting drama that follows lives of three couples living in three worldly cities, Sway reflects on the excitements and struggles of immigrant experience in the age of globalization when individuals have become more mobile but also more rootless than ever. In Paris, Arthur tries to convince his girlfriend to return to Asia together with him before his visa expires. In Bangkok, June ponders her future with husband Palm in America. And in Los Angeles, Amanda tries to fit into the family of a Japanese widower still haunted by their loss.

“…inspired by Wong Kar-Wai and Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu, the globe-jumping picture is clearly intelligent.”
— The Hollywood Reporter

“Sway’s beauty lies in its lingering gazes and its relatable contemplation of where we choose to keep our hearts, especially in a time in which “home” is no longer a fixed place.”
— Film Doo

Founded by a group of Chinese cinema lovers in 2015, Cheng Cheng Films is a privately owned New York-based distributor that specializes in bringing top quality Chinese language films to wider audience and acclaim in North America.

The Great Buddha+, SoulMate, Crosscurrent, One Night Only and more!
chengchengfilm.com

Advertisement
On paper I am an Italian living in London, in reality I was born and bread in a popcorn bucket. I've loved cinema since I was a little child and I’ve always had a passion and interest for Asian (especially Japanese) pop culture, food and traditions, but on the cinema side, my big, first love is Hong Kong Cinema. Then - by a sort of osmosis - I have expanded my love and appreciation to the cinematography of other Asian countries. I like action, heroic bloodshed, wu-xia, Shaw Bros (even if it’s not my specialty), Anime, and also more auteur-ish movies. Anything that is good, really, but I am allergic to rom-com (unless it’s a HK rom-com, possibly featuring Andy Lau in his 20s)"