Young Chinese nurse Qing never left her homeland so far and is keen to see the world. Starting with her last days in China, the film follows Qing for three years on her “Revolutionary Road”. Upon arriving as a trainee in geriatric care in the provincial backwaters of the Black Forest, two worlds clash. While Qing wonders why Germans eat bread and cold cuts every day, her employer expects her to assimilate instantly and bite through any touch of homesickness. Meanwhile, to some of the elderly the young woman is a welcome change in their daily routine. Especially to Mrs. Wohlfahrt who attributes Qing’s intelligence to her consumption of fish eyes and to 100-year-old Mr. Reiner who soon becomes a mentor to her. FAREWELL YELLOW SEA is a film about taking wings, about trying to settle down and wandering between different worlds. Sometimes quirky and comical, sometimes sad and heartwarming.
MARITA STOCKER studied German Literature, Journalism and Electronic Media and attended training initiatives like the Documentary Campus Masterschool, Masterclass Rosa von Praunheim and TP2 Talentpool. Since 2008 she is active as a writer and director. Her other films include: MIRELLA FRENI – EIN LEBEN FÜR DIE OPER (2010), GEORGE LONDON – ZWISCHEN GÖTTERN UND DÄMONEN (2011), GRENZENLOS – WIE JAZZ EUROPA VERBINDET (2013), and DER LETZTE REMIX (2015, as co-writer).