Cloudless

In the desert of late autumn,rainmaker’s father told him to work away from home and this desolate place. At dusk,he went to further north to catch scorpions as usual. Each time he passed through the toll gate surrounded by desert was the most exciting moment in his boring life, then he felt like there was no one else but him with the girl sitting quietly behind the toll gate window. However,the spark of love was extinguished before it was lit,because he knew that girl was leaving tomorrow.He decided to play firworks and confessed to her at night,as well,say goodbye to this love that never began. Before that,rainmaker had an accident when trading with the scorpion buyers. They trapped him at the fire spot in desert and set off the fireworks he prepared after humilating him. At last,rainmaker exploded with anger and a violence broke out in the fire. As the wind blew through the toll gate,that girl who said rainmaking bomb flying across the sky looks like fireworks was gone......

  • GONG Wen
    Director
  • LI Kai
    Writer
  • GAO Meng
    Producer
  • LI Tianen
    Key Cast
  • BAO Liwen
    Key Cast
  • Project Type:
    Short
  • Runtime:
    18 minutes 24 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    May 5, 2019
  • Production Budget:
    12,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    China
  • Country of Filming:
    China
  • Language:
    Chinese
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16:9
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    Yes
  • Student Project:
    No
Director Biography - GONG Wen

GONG Wen, was born in 1984, in Lanzhou. After completing his degree in Literature of Theatre, Film, and Television at Tianshui Normal University, he left his hometown to pursue a career in the capital.
Before working as a commercial director, GONG worked as a documentary filmmake and advertising director.
In 2018, JIA Zhang-ke as a producer of the film " Without End,Without Doubt" project participated in the APM unit of the Busan International Film Festival.
In 2019, the film " Without End,Without Doubt" has been successfully selected for the 22nd Shanghai International Film Festival · SIFF PROJECT

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Director Statement

The rainmaker who is the leading character of the short film<CLOUDLESS> comes from our long movie project<Without End, Without Doubt>. In that movie, this character is just like a grain of salt which drops into the boiling water of love and finally melts in the wind of port.
This short film is different from that long movie becuse we spill this grain of salt to the desert in the northwest of china. Wrapped in time and sandstorm, the rainmaker was similar to the salty grass eaten by sheep which was getting harder and harder like a stone grain. Every time he passed through the desert toll gate, he felt the girl sitting behind the window was his fellow creature who had been forgotten here as well. Just before he showed his pure heart and gave a secret signal to that girl, he was hurted to crush because of a malicious bulling from a scorpion trade. So the rainmaker lost the chance to melt again and the bitter of his memory became deformed. Then he started to doubt whether the sea wind had ever blown across the end of the world.