Mater Cheng (2019)

Rated N/R, Comedy, Drama, 114 Minutes

Cheng, 45, a restaurant owner from China, has travelled with his young son halfway around the world to a remote village in Finland. His wife died recently in an accident, and Cheng wanted to have a break from everything by traveling with his son to see an old Finnish friend who lives on a farm in the countryside of Finland. It’s the most remote place Cheng can imagine with endless forests, thousands of lakes, a country with entire population of one-fifth of Cheng’s home town, Shanghai.

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SBIFF Schedule
  • 01/24/2020
  • Metro 3
  • 2:40 pm - 4:34 pm
  • 01/25/2020
  • Fiesta 4
  • 7:40 pm - 9:34 pm
Reviewed on January 15, 2020 by Jon Kaye

Summary

8.0 out of 10 - Smart, well paced film with nice (not totally predictable) story arc. (Jon)

80%
Craft 80%
Artistry 80%

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What I Liked
  • Beautiful setting in Finland
  • Good character development
  • Good script
  • Good casting
What I Didn’t