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Cathy Yan

Cathy Yan

A filmmaker based in New York City, born in China and raised between Hong Kong and Washington, DC. She is known for Dead Pigs (2018) and DC Extended Universe Film Birds of Prey.

See links below to our Q&A with Cathy Yan

Dead Pigs (2018)

Based on remarkable true events, Dead Pigs is a bitingly humorous social satire about the trials and tribulations connecting a disparate group of characters as thousands of dead pigs mysteriously float down river towards a rapidly modernising Shanghai, China. A universal human story set against the backdrop of globalisation, drastic social change and increasing wealth inequality, the film is a masterful first feature.

After splitting with the Joker, Harley Quinn joins superheroes Black Canary, Huntress and Renee Montoya to save a young girl from an evil crime lord.

According to my Mother (2016)

After the death of his beloved aunt, Daniel, a gay, struggling actor, visits Esther, his devout Christian, Korean mother. Despite their differences, they try to heal together. But old habits die hard.

See our recent Mistressclass with Cathy Yan here and here.

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