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Shaken by the news of his father’s dementia, artist Maleonn creates “Papa’s Time Machine,” a wondrous time-travel adventure performed on stage with life-size mechanical puppets. Through the play's production, he confronts his own mortality. Maleonn finds grace and unexpected joy in this moving meditation on art, the agonies of love and loss, and the circle of life.


100% Fresh on Rotten Tomatoes

“Moving… Compelling… A thoughtful, sensitive, brilliant subject.”

- Variety

“An uplifting celebration of the love between a son and his father”

- Screen Daily

"One of the best films of the year.”

- We Are Movie Geeks

  • Year
  • Runtime
    81 minutes
  • Language
  • Country
    United States
  • Premiere
    2019 Tribeca Film Festival
  • Director
    Yang Sun, S. Leo Chiang
  • Producer
    S. Leo Chiang, Yang Sun
  • Executive Producer
    Jean Tsien, Sally Jo Fifer, Nick Fraser
  • Co-Producer
    Violet Du Feng, Qingzeng Cai, Sharky Wang
  • Cinematographer
    Yang Sun, Shuang Liang
  • Editor
    Bo Li
  • Animator
    Ryan Wehner
  • Composer
    Paul Brill