My Country, My Parents

Original Title: 我和我的父辈
Directed by: Wu Jing, Zhang Ziyi, Xu Zheng, Shen Teng
Written by: Wu Jing, Zhang Ziyi, Xu Zheng, Shen Teng
Cinematography: Yu Jing-pin
Music by:
Country: China
Genres: Drama
Duration: 156 min.
Release Date: September 30th 2021 (China)
Filming Dates: June 2021 – July 2021
Filming Locations: China

Actress Zhang Ziyi, actor-and-director Wu Jing, comedian Shen Teng, and actor-and-director Xu Zheng come together to direct four short films as part of a new anthology drama paying tribute to China’s families. The project focuses on normal Chinese families in four different eras, as well as their collective memories. According to the production company, China Film Co., Ltd., the project looks to shed light on family relationships and how parental love can enlighten children. The new film will be included as the final installment of “National Day Celebration” trilogy. Though the films are not connected in terms of their storylines, their themes echo the idea of creating a national tribute through the perspectives of normal people.


Wu Jing

Zhang Ziyi

Zheng Xu
Zhao Pingyang

Teng Shen

Tao Hong
Teacher Qian

Song Jia
Han Jingya
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• The film is the third part of a nationalist anthology trilogy. The first film was My People, My Country (2019) and the second film was My People, My Homeland (2020).
• It marks Ziyi’s debut as a film director. She previously directed a 3 minutes short film called 《能》. It was uploaded on Weibo in March 2020.
• “It’s very challenging for me during the creative process, but with sincere and strong emotions, we will show our respect for the selfless dedication of our elder generations,” said Zhang Ziyi, whose short film in the patriotic omnibus will be her directorial debut. –