All About My Sisters was distributed ahead of its North American premiere at the New York Film Festival. A press release announced that Icarus Films has expropriated the North American rights to Qiong Wang’s documentary about her family, with plans for a theatrical release followed by home entertainment.
Described as “a complex picture of her family dealing with the lasting impact of China’s one-child policy,” All About My Sisters is Lang’s first musical. “After Cheung’s parents had two daughters, Cheung’s parents desperately needed a boy. When they learned they were pregnant with a third daughter, the couple embarked on a path that would affect their family for generations to come,” details the movie synopsis. “More than seven years ago, Ms. Wang bravely investigated her family’s harrowing history. The intimate and powerful interviews with her parents, siblings, and siblings, and a keen attention to detail create an unprecedented view of the one-child policy at its height and the echoes that still haunt the family and their community today.”
Wang is currently teaching and studying at Temple University in Philadelphia.
Check out a clip from “All About My Sisters” below. The New York Film Festival runs from September 24 to October 10. Other films slated to be shown include “Bergman Island,” Mia Hansen Love’s portrayal of an American couple visiting a Swedish island to work on screenplays for their upcoming films, and “Neptune Frost,” a musical science-fiction thriller from Anisia Ozeman and Saul Williams.