CBFF 2022 Poetic Short Film
Liang Jing, a woman who works in the city, returns to the village where her parents live. Her mother orders her to consult an old fortuneteller for finding marriage. Although Liang is hesitant to obey her mother, she goes to the woman’s place one night. During the meeting, Liang's reality starts to intertwine with her past. Under the guidance of the fortuneteller, Liang’s life starts to change.
A Story of Water: The crucial life sustaining resource, squandered, depleted, and a scarcity for many. Yet, in a climate veering from flood to drought, ignorance and denial of the implications for catastrophic human conflict and natural loss ominously persists.
It’s an elegy written for the hometown. Ping, a high school teacher, overwhelmed by disappointing trivial matters in daily life, became able to see her dead grandpa in the his old house awaiting demolished.
In a story of unrequited love, we find Libby on the seam between desire and reality. Drifting as she navigates the shifting shoreline between these embattled landscapes, she closes a circle with Yuli.
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