Private Project


This film examines the physical and mental fatigue of a wife whose daily routine is to take care of her paralyzed husband. She gradually feels imprisoned by this task and becomes lifeless and indifferent.
After sending her husband to bed, she usually eats dinner alone, accompanied by some alcohol. When she thinks of her husband’s past love affair and binge drinking habit, she falls deeper into a slump of depression and self-pity.

  • Sophie Shui
  • Sophie Shui
  • Sophie Shui/ wife
    Key Cast
  • Jimmy Chi /husband
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  • Xuhesheng Chen
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    Short, Student
  • Genres:
    Drama, marriage, Feminism
  • Runtime:
    8 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    July 15, 2015
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  • Golden Harvest Awards for Outstanding Short Films
    March 24, 2016
Director Biography - Sophie Shui

Sophie Shui, born in 1962 in Kaohsiung Fengshan. BA Department of Chinese Literature, Soochow University; MA of Journalism, Chinese Culture University, and currently a first year student at the Art graduate school, National Taiwan University of Arts. Older than her fellow classmates for nearly 30 years.
Served as a project planner and news editor at Taiwan Shin Sheng Daily News, news editor at United Daily News of Hong Kong, the United States World Journal, and Min Sheng Daily News. Senior reporter at the United Daily News, also a campus lecturer. Worked in the print media industry for over two decades.
It is in her fifties that she decides to follow the voice in her heart and devote the rest of her life to her passion---movies. So she resolutely discards other things and took the exam to enter a professional school to learn film theory and practice.
Served as a director of the experimental film "My Childhood", "Remembering and yearning" and "This is untold secret", now she’s the producer of Taiwan Public Television Students' film exhibition “Public Stairs" and the short film " 149 trips ".

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Director Statement

An attempt to make a short film that proposes the idea of how marital relationship might be a “punishment” for two people. In this film, the husband is confined to a wheelchair, while his wife is confined to her incompetent husband. In this marriage, who is really in captivity? And who is punishing who?