Fathers are human, too. If there’s a standard we hold them to, it should be to understand that they, too, fail. And despite their failings, we turned out okay. Not whole, but okay.
For a consumer-driven society that operates on wholesome messaging, we either blissfully ignore this fallibility or internalise these conflicting emotions. Very rarely do we confront this ourselves.
Filial piety and patriarchy is still a big part of family life, community life, and in our relationship with governments and in our work culture. It’s a value that’s seen consistently in Asian films, so much so that we have a content tag for it on Viddsee BUZZ.
‘3 Days Grace’ is set in a time when Singapore introduced a law that obligated adult children to care for their parents. A boxer is forced to be caring for his elderly father, sparking hostility, aggression and fear from his childhood.
‘3 Days Grace’ was selected for the Clermont-Ferrand International Short Film Festival in France, the Concorto Film Festival in Italy, and was shortlisted as a Silver Screen Awards finalist at the 25th Singapore International Film Festival.
Would you love and respect someone if they have damaged you? Here’s another film on a son’s resentment towards his father.