Her Husband Left. She Moves On, With A White Lie.


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It’s Chinese New Year’s Eve, and her family is missing an important person: Her husband.

Nonetheless, Eve is determined to make it through the reunion dinner while keeping her mother-in-law in the dark.

With the help of her brother-in-law, she concocts excuses for Aaron’s obvious absence.

Her son Kirk goes to extreme lengths to help her maintain the white lie, even impersonating his father on the phone.

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But the elderly woman’s maternal instincts go off, and she confronts her daughter-in-law about the truth. Tears welling up in her eyes, Eve wonders how long she can hold on to the painful secret.

Watch ‘Reunion’ by Joseph Chen-Chieh Hsu (Singapore) on Viddsee:

Joseph’s film won the Golden Award in the Student section of the 2013 Taiwan Wei Film Festival.

Here’s another look at a missing family member. Watch ‘Homesick’ by Anthony Chen (Singapore), a story of a son abroad calling back home.

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