PODCAST| Matt Micucci interviews Yuan Qing, director of the film The Three Adventures of Brooke.
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Director Yuan Qing talks about her directorial feature debut, The Three Adventures of Brooke, which premiered in the Giornate degli Autori, the parallel section of the 75th Venice Film Festival. The director shares with us details of working on this film and with the cast, for this story of identity and the lead character’s experiences in three separate “adventures”. In this interview, she also mentions her admiration for the celebrated French cineaste Eric Rohmer, whom she quotes as one of the main inspirations for this The Three Adventures of Brooke.
The Three Adventures of Brooke: Xingxi travels alone to Alor Setar, a town in Northern Malaysia. As a consequence of a blown tire, she experiences three separate adventures. She introduces herself to people using different identities that harbor mysterious secrets. In return, what the journey brings her is thoroughly unexpected. In the first adventure, she is Brooke, a traveler; in the second adventure, Brooke is an anthropologist; in the third, Brooke is a divorcée. She is a disheartened woman who comes across a French writer named Pierre. The two lonely travelers become instant friends. Their age gap enables them to share their respective insights into life and death. Meanwhile, it is not until the enigmatic side of Alor Setar begins to unfold that Brooke tells Pierre the true reason why she has come. They seek to understand the interaction between love and life. As the story comes to an end, Mother Nature shows her beauty, with the magical ‘Blue Tears’ phenomenon on prominent display.