In an increasingly economically polarized and virtually connected 24-hour Asia, a closeted gay Beijing taxi driver, a pregnant Hong Kong trophy wife and a Jakarta slum orphan struggle to connect despite the constraints of their social class. Taxi Stories is a mosaic film of 3 stories in 3 different Asian cities where the paths of the rich and poor cross one another in and around taxis. A closeted gay Beijing cab driver tries to seduce a rich passenger, a Hong Kong pregnant trophy wife starts to develop feelings for her new Indonesian maid and a Jakarta slum orphan becomes infatuated with a Western female backpacker. All three characters desperately want to connect on a basic human level but are their own worst obstacle.
Doris Yeung was raised in Hong Kong and California. She has written and directed films in China, Europe and the US. She has studied at the University of California (Los Angeles), the American Film Institute and the Beijing Film Academy, with degrees in Art History and Directing. She directed her first feature film in 2009: Motherland, starring renowned Chinese and Canadian actors Francoise Yip and Kenneth Tsang. It was named one of the 10 best Asian American Films of 2009 by Asian Pacific Arts Magazine and Doris Yeung was named a “filmmaker to watch” by the Hollywood Reporter. Doris Yeung is also a working film programmer, programming films for various international film festivals, and has been on many film juries including the Teddy Jury at Berlinale Film Festival. She resides and works in Amsterdam since 2002 and founded the CinemAsia Film Festival (The Netherlands).
LAND: China - Hong Kong - Indonesia - Netherlands
REGIE: Doris Yeung