Director: Jennifer Zheng | Countries of production: United Kingdom | Year: 2016 | Length: 5 min
Language: Chinese (Mandarin) with English subtitles | Age: 5+ years
Genres: Animation | | Regions: United Kingdom

Screened as part of TOAFF18

Some things can only be understood with maturity. Tough sheds a new light on childhood cultural misunderstandings as a Chinese mother and her British born daughter speak as adults for the first time.

Reflecting on culture, race and family, this beautifully constructed animation provides an intimate and nuanced insight in to the relationship between mother and daughter, and the complex balance they have both played in navigating their identity.

Nominated, Best Animated Short Film, BAFTAs, 2017

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