The Red House
|Synopsis||This film is an intimate portrait of the cross-cultural relationship between European New Zealander Lee and his Asian-born wife Jia, who share a great and enduring love despite their vastly different backgrounds and perspectives. The story begins on the remote island, where Lee and Jia share a dilapidated red house, crammed full of their possessions. Lee accumulates things because each one sustains a memory for him. Jia can’t throw anything away because she believes everything has a future use. When Jia suddenly has to return to her homeland to care for her aging parents, they depart for a country whose ancient history has also been largely erased. What remains sits in uneasy balance alongside plastic and a modern, fast-paced lifestyle. An intimate story about the endurance of love in the face of cultural transition, environmental upheaval and the universal process of aging.|
Alyx DUNCAN 알릭스 던칸Alyx DUNCAN is a filmmaker and choreographer in genres spanning live performance, installation, music video, documentary, commercials, and experimental filmmaking. She holds a Masters of Theatre Arts (Directing) from Victoria University and Toi Whakaari and is currently working on a documentary Return to the Planet Mongo and a short dance film The Tide Keeper.