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.
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.
This is an urban tale of love and sacrifice set in a mysterious restaurant hidden in an alleyway. On an ordinary night, a man eats a lot of herbal plants in front of a woman, transforming himself into the woman’s food.
While on a life changing school trip, an insecure boy fights to make his secret relationship with a popular classmate public.
A Chinese single mother, Hui, grapples with the fallout of discovering her 16-year-old daughter’s pregnancy. Headstrong and brilliant, Yilin refuses to terminate her pregnancy and safeguard her future. As the two are caught in a violent impasse, Hui calls on help from the mother of Yilin’s boyfriend — an act that may jeopardise her relationship with her daughter forever.
A pandemic challenges a Chinese student on the path to legal immigration while sheltering in her new American home. Created for the 72 Hour Shootout by the Asian American Film Lab under the theme, Going Viral.
A proof of concept film about a conflicted American-Born-Chinese waitress who is drawn into an unimaginable circumstance by a mysterious man in a limo.
Cheung Chi Sun is a fortune teller at the Jade Market. Sun lives a day to day life and on his own as he believes that is his fates. He hides nothing from his customers since everything is fixed by fate. From another side of the town, an ordinary girl crossed path with Sun’s desperate life. Gigi works along with her mother at the fruits market and although life kept beating her down, she never gives up. Gigi is fascinated by fortune telling and asked Sun to teach her, trying to get out from her fate, Sun agreed but only offered Gigi some lessons. After the 3 days, Sun pushed Gigi away from his life. The story follows Gigi’s journey to unravel Sun’s secret...
Rose used to be happy with her husband. But after he passed away, she became frail and weak. Rose has early dementia, and she often dances alone and finds comfort with her hands in the air.
Recently she has been getting weaker and weaker, to the point she seldom comes out of the house ...
Kumarajiva (344-413 AD) is a giant in the history of Chinese culture. He is a well-known thinker, Buddhist scholar, philosopher and translator. He translated 35 classics, 294 volumes, including The Great Prajna Sutra, The Essay Prajna Sutra, Saddharmapundarika-sutra(The Lotus Sutra) , and The Diamond Sutra . Without violating the fundamental principles of Buddhism, Kumarajiva is good at using Chinese words, so that his sutra translation are brilliant and vivid. Being elegant and profound, it is an indispensable part of Chinese literature which creates a new realm for Chinese culture. The Silk Road Walker-Kumarajiva is an animated feature film that uses Kumarajiva's life experience as a clue to outline the history of the magnificent and expansive Silk Road (Qiuci-Liangzhou-Chang’an), showing Kumarajiva’s unique personality charm and indomitable spirit. The art style of the animation is based on the Kizil Grottoes style and color language which have been thoroughly studied and analyzed. At the same time, the chief creators also studied important historical documents such as the Wei, Jin, Southern and Northern Dynasties, Dunhuang frescoes, and extracted common characteristics and special features from them. After converting the contemporary cultural phenomena to modern modeling languages, they applied them to the creation of animation works.
The Silk Road Walker-Kumarajiva project won the Animation Project of Zhejiang Provincial Cultural Excellence Project in 2017. This project is led by the Visual China Collaborative Innovation Center of China Academy of Art and is jointly created by the School of Film and Animation and the Rock Painting Research Institute. It intends to give full play to the artistic advantages of the School of Fine Arts and integrate the disciplines of fine arts and drama and film. The joint creation takes full advantage of the two disciplines to show the magnificent and legendary life story of the cultural giant Kumarajiva in the form of multimedia animation art, in order to convey the profound, detailed and subtle aesthetic charm of Chinese cultural thoughts, highlight the oriental artistic conception, and strengthen the unique aesthetic characteristics of the Chinese national culture. After going to India, Qiuci, Dunhuang, Xinjiang and other places for investigation and researching, collating, sorting out and compiling the biographies of the main character " Kumarajiva ", the project creators began to concentrate on creating The Silk Road Walker-Kumarajiva in September 2017 and finally completed it, a nearly 20-minute animation, at the end of 2019. In 2019, the film was selected into "The Great Tide" of the 14th Art Exhibition of Zhejiang Province and the 13th National Art Exhibition – To Celebrate the 70th Anniversary of the Founding of the People's Republic of China.
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