by Jianjie Lin
Screenwriter | Director
Alexandra Hsu, Yue Zheng
Jianjie Lin, Miao Jin
Yiwen Wang, Xi Xue
Jianjie Lin, David Anthony Soto
New York University Tisch School of the Arts
in association with
Alexandra House Productions
On a gloomy day, Gu takes a train back to his hometown for the first time in years to reunite with his wife and son - in court.
What attracts me, more than the still controversial issue of divorce in small Chinese towns and the emotional turmoils involved, more than a father’s endeavor to connect with his son, is the idea of a man trapped by his own facade, a man who is incapable of connecting even with his family.
We follow Gu's journey home to meet with his wife and son. We observe, without judgements, what might be their last moment together. The distance between them is laid bare by the closeness. To each one of them, questions are posed, answers yet to be found.
Tisch School of the Arts Thesis Script Competition 1st Prize
Foyle Film Festival
Pingyao International Film Festival
First Run Film Festival (Best Film, Best Cinematography, Best Screenplay)