Tunnel Passing

Tunnel Passing transforms such a spiritual-and-physical home coming experience which recalls the young man Tao-yu’s inner conflict between reality and illusion. Looking for the comfort from his lover, his wrong doing is not forgiven; yet incidentally he discovers he has a son. He indulges himself in an atmosphere of melancholy enforcing him fallen into a womb-like tunnel where he meets his younger-self and mother who leaves him in the childhood. Could an enigmatic old man be a reflection of Tao-yu’s unconscious longing for a father-surrogate? Or even he is a projection of himself in the future who eventually constitutes his true value of selfhood. Tunnel Passing is a short film born out of love, yet such kind of love could kill.

  • Ai Chung
    Director
  • Ai Chung
    Writer
  • Ai Chung
    Editor
  • Tao Yu Lin
    Key Cast
  • Paz Hsu
    Supporting Cast
  • Cheng Fa Peng
    Supporting Cast
  • Startle Chen
    Producer
  • Jay Cheng
    Cinematographer
  • Cheng Han Lin
    Gaffer
  • Axelle Wang
    Scenic Artist
  • Zhi Hao Lu
    Recording Engineer/ Mixer
  • Cali Wang
    Original Music Composer
  • Project Title (Original Language):
  • Project Type:
    Short
  • Genres:
    Drama, Crime, Fantastic
  • Runtime:
    10 minutes 15 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    February 1, 2016
  • Country of Origin:
    Taiwan
  • Country of Filming:
    Taiwan
  • Language:
    Chinese
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16:9
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    Yes
  • Student Project:
    No
  • 2016 Cannes Court Métrage
  • 2016 Milan Online Film Festival- Best Editing Nomination
Director Biography - Ai Chung

Ai Chung was born in Taipei, Taiwan on 1990. She expends her interest in art through learning classical music at her early age.
After having earned a double-major bachelor's degree in Graphic Communication and in Film and Television at Hsih Shin University since 2013, Ai Chung has worked as a photographer, videographer and video editor in Taipei. She will pursuit a MFA in TV, Film and Theatre at California State University in Los Angeles this year.
On Feb. 2016, she completed her debut of short film TUNNEL PASSING. She focuses on the topics of psychology and philosophy. Utilizing unique sensitivity of feminity, dramatic image and editing, she devoted herself to incorporate surreal dream-like elements to create style of magic realism.

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Director Statement

Whether the world is operated by the environment that influences people’s motivation or a human’s inside-will that effects outside-event?
People make different decisions based on a variety of points of time, which depends on the affections and experiences of life. The changes are influenced by people whose comprehension about themselves’ consciousness and subconsciousness.