Yuan’s family house is old and leaky, and his siblings have devised a way to purchase a new flat for their parents. He’s the third of four siblings, a single parent, with a son his parents dotes on.
The move is for the better, but it tests their patience individually, and the tension builds when they meet for a family dinner. One of the siblings, Yuan’s elder sister, isn’t able to put down her share.
Her absence and non-commitment causes temper to flare.
It’s a silent dinner punctuated with accusations, not unfairly made, nor unkind.
As with most families, expectations can both be a gift and a burden. The spoken, and unspoken.