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China's first experimental drama film.
Colorween is a film produced with a Halloween event of the same title.
Once habits become routine, we take them for granted. Participants of Colorween were asked to rebuild their identities and abandon the social norms that they carry. The correct hierarchy between people should be restored: we are all the same. It adds colors to the dark night of Halloween.
But no one can exist entirely without a social background. People encounter another identity of themselves in Colorween. That constituted multiple relationships between people and the roles they play. Through dramatic deliberation and improvisation, Colorween sheds light on the simplicity and complexity, contingency and inevitability of these relationships.

  • Liao Wen
  • Liao Wen
  • Create Asia Group Hong Kong
  • DaYou Art
  • Server Art
  • National Creative Arts Foundation
  • Li Ruqi &Zhuli ZIge
    Key Cast
  • Liao Jianhua &Shen Chiyang
    Key Cast
  • Yang Qian & Zhao Yuzhong
    Key Cast
  • Yuan Yuan &Shi Xue
    Key Cast
  • Liao Wen & Xie Rong
    Key Cast
  • Gu Xue
  • Xia Yan
  • He Jiaqi
  • ZHU He
  • Project Type:
    Documentary, Experimental, Short
  • Genres:
    Drama, experimental, short film
  • Runtime:
    14 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    February 28, 2022
  • Production Budget:
    10,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    Hong Kong
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  • Language:
    No Dialogue
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  • First-time Filmmaker:
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Director Biography - Liao Wen

Liao Wen is an independent curator, art critic, and historian of female art.
Liao was born in 1961 in Beijing. She graduated from the Chinese Department of Beijing Capital Normal University in 1984. In 1987, she became an editor of Fine Arts in China, an influential weekly newspaper published by the Chinese National Academy of Arts. She has worked independently as a curator and critic since 1993.
Selected exhibitions that Liao curated include ‘Women’s Approach to Chinese Contemporary Art’ (1995), ‘Floweriness’ (2006), ‘Amusing Ourselves Not to Death’ (2009), ‘One Meter Square’ (2013), ‘Artificial Garden’ (2016), and ‘Existence’ (2021).
Since 2008, Liao has worked as a facilitator of experimental theatre. In 2014, she established Dongli Flexible Theatre, which encourages the experimental mixture of various performative vocabularies to expand the boundary of contemporary art. It aims at overcoming social identities and professional disciplines and promoting free expression through art. Dongli was renamed as Dayou Flexible Theatre in 2019.
Selected performances and short films that organized and produced by Dongli /Dayou ‘Real Dreams in Artificial (Flexible short video)(2016), ‘Ultimate Freedom’(Flexible art performance)(2016), ‘ChiChu(Slow down)’ (Flexible short video)(2020), Harmony Differences(Flexible art performance) (2021), and ‘Colorween’(Drama Film)(2022).

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