Katherine Chou is a Taiwanese-American writer and director. Her film A Cure For All Things explores the relationships of ancestors and time through a magical, realist lens. After the passing of Jiawei's mother, Jaiwei finds a mysterious vial, and soon discovers its power to reincarnate the identities from her past. Over the course of the film they give Jaiwei wisdom. Ultimately mother and daughter find the answers they need.
Chou 'A Cure for All Things was inspired by questions of who our ancestors and descendants are, and how they are often different from the monolithic history we’re told; questions of what is omitted or lost between generations. It’s a look at the cleaving act of immigration and how it reverberates further than expected.
But it’s also a reflection of how life straddling multiple cultures can be bizarre, even like science fiction. You exist in an ambiguous liminal space that waxes and wanes depending on when and where you actually are. At times, it can feel like you are in multiple places and timelines at once.
That line between the everyday and the existential is where this story lives.'
Writer/director: Katherine Chou
Terry Hu @huisterry
Ewan Chung @ewanchung
Tatyana Komaguchi @trapyanaali
Mel Mah @mellymah
Frances Rubio @therealfrancesrubio
Director of Photography: Shanhuan Manton
Production Design: Jeana Yejin Cho @yjch5
Clifford Corigliano Jr. @cc_corigliano
VFX & Color: Clifford Corigliano Jr.
Production Sound: Joseph Barlak
Post Sound: Garett Peters
1st AC: Kathy Choi @toonafeash
Hair & Makeup:
Jocelyn Chou @_jocesauce_
Rosanna Peng @rosizzle
Music courtesy of West One Music Group.
Produced with the support of Visual Communications’ Armed With a Camera Fellowship.