Cinema Asian American: Q&A With ‘Half-Life’s Jennifer Phang
When it premiered at the Sundance Film Festival, Jennifer Phang’s genre-busting, science fiction family drama “Half-Life” caught the attention of many.
With an innovative hybrid of animation and live action, and an intimate story that weaves together a vision of a dystopian future with sexual awakening and adolescence, the film introduces a distinctive and important new voice in American independent filmmaking,
Called “refreshingly entertaining and original” and “beautifully audacious” by IndieWire, “Half-Life” tells the story of a teenage girl and her brother grapple with the mysterious disappearance of their aviator father, and their mother’s lustful relationship with a younger man.
As chaos ensues around them, they are forced to take control of the world, and reinvent everyone’s lives. A winner of awards at film festivals around the world, Half-Life can be seen this month on XFINITY On Demand.