Johnny (喬尼)

Johnny has traveled away to Brazil with a dream of running a karaoke bar. The bar was planned to be “Loca Johnny” named after himself. However, something went wrong with the business and he was forced to quit. Since then Johnny has been hysterical. Constantly talking to himself in front of a mirror, Johnny literally turned “loca”. In his eyes, the world had been totally changed. He could see the doubles of his different selves. Eventually, the illusion allows him to attend the inauguration party at his Loca Johnny.

Li stayed in northeast Brazil during 2011-2012 as an exchange student. The experience of learning the third language provided Li some imagination about a multilingual career path. The most precious gift from the journey was definitely his Brazilian Portuguese. But the artist was aware of that this language ability has been useless and disappearing after his return from Brazil. In other words, his Portuguese has become merely a souvenir. Driven by the disappointment, the fiction story is the artist’s unusual paraphrase of his experience on the opposite side of the planet.



  • 李宗展 LI, ZONG JHAN
  • 李宗展 LI, ZONG JHAN
    Key Cast
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  • Project Type:
    Experimental, Short
  • Runtime:
    5 minutes 5 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    April 30, 2015
  • Production Budget:
    1,400 USD
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  • Aspect Ratio:
    1.78 (16:9)
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  • Lexus Cutting Edge Film Awards
    Taipei, Taiwan
    June 7, 2015
    Taiwan Premiere
    Gold Prize
Director - 李宗展 LI, ZONG JHAN