Secrets of the Lakes

A man has a lot of secrets and he hides them inside a lake. One day he goes to Theme Park of Secrets and finds out his father's secret. He decides not to tell anyone, but later his secret is stolen by someone. What can he do about it?

In a parallel universe, he has lived by a lake for a long time. He has a secret crush on a kayaker. There is a homesick stranger outside his house. What will happen to him and the stranger? Are they the same person?

  • Benjamin Gan
  • Benjamin Gan
  • Benjamin Gan
  • Benjamin Gan
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    45 minutes 16 seconds
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    March 30, 2017
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    10,000 USD
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Director Biography - Benjamin Gan

Benjamin Gan, a Taiwanese novelist and director, graduated from the English Department of Soochow University.
He has been an editor in chief of a travel magazine and a publishing company. As a writer, Benjamin Gan has published lots of short stories and poems. His works can be described as surrealistic and absurdist. He has won two literary awards for fiction.

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Director Statement

The movie contains 3 parts. There are a couple of secrets in part 1, but it turns out to be fiction. Part 2 is like shatters of mysterious poems. Part 3 seems to explain what part 2 is about. Reality vs. illusion could to be one of the themes of "Secrets of the Lakes". In the movie, fiction, mirror and dream symbolize illusion. In the end the director does not tell the audience what reality is. After all, secret means not to tell anyone. Lonely is the one who takes secrets to the grave.