Our Time Machine
Beautiful and heartwarming story of a Chinese puppeteer and his ageing father.
This documentary gem is about a son’s attempt to connect with his father, who is disappearing into dementia. At the same time it provides an enchanting glimpse into a China which is also disappearing, and is a declaration of love for the traditional Chinese art forms.
In the ancient streets of Shanghai, Maleonn runs a renowned puppet theater, and has a lifelong dream of cooperating with his father, a famous former director of the Shanghai Opera. However, time is running out, and Maleonn pushes ahead with an ambitious theater project he hopes will work as a time machine for his father, and rekindle his memories one last time.