A River Twice

2017, 15 minutes, 16:9, colour, sound

A boat making its way along a river mirrors a father’s small turns of thought about his daughter and the passing years.


Athena Thebus
Hin-Fan Lam
John Francia


Audrey Lam

Audrey Lam
Rosie Hays
Kate Howat

Director of Photography
Jeremy Virag

Audrey Lam  
Marly Lüske

Director's note

I used to watch Hong Kong gangster movies with my dad when I was a kid. Years later, I had fun imagining – and maybe exaggerating – that my limping, half-blind dad could be a sort of Takeshi Kitano, the heroically disfigured and burdened gangster/samurai. That silliness made me think about the stories and times parents share with their children, together and apart, over the years.

Selected screenings

2019 Femmes Cinéastes Centre Pompidou
2019 OzAsia Adelaide
2018     Alchemy Film & Moving Image Festival
2018     Cairo International Women’s Film Festival
2018     Festival International de Films de Femmes de Créteil
2017     Heart of Gold Film Festival
2017     Belo Horizonte International Short Film Festival
2017     Melbourne International Film Festival
2017     Queensland Film Festival
2017     Visions du Réel