The Home Song Stories beat out the competition to win the Halekulani Golden Orchid for Best Feature at the 27th Hawaii Intl. Film Festival. Joan Chen, who stars in the film, also received the festival’s Achievement in Acting Award.
The film has also been nominated in seven categories at the 44th Golden Horse Awards competition in Taipai, including Best Feature Film and Best Original Screenplay, and will compete against such films as Ang Lee’s Lust, Caution.
The Home Song Stories is the true story of a glamorous Shanghai nightclub singer (Joan Chen), who struggles to survive in seventies Australia with two young children. It is an epic tale of mothers and sons, mothers and daughters, unrequited love, betrayal and secrets. The Home Song Stories is based on events that took place during Ayres’ childhood. His extraordinary life story makes for a compelling film – it’s a deeply emotive, dramatic and compelling tale of love, hope, adversity and survival.
The Home Song Stories was supported through Film Victoria’s Production Investment program.