Film Language Tag: graphic match
An edit in which a dominant shape or line in one shot provides a visual transition to a similar shape or line in the next shot.
June (Ming-Na Wen) recounts an allegory following a woman immigrating from China to the US. She brings a swan with her, intending to gift it to her future American daughter. However, an immigration officer confiscates the swan, and the mother is left with a feather.