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Door

A couple with differing views about whether or not to get married realize that a young woman with a peculiar job has moved in next to them. While the occupants of the two units would usually just snoop in on the neighbors' everyday life, their lives start to intertwine one day when the couple has a huge argument and the young woman tries to help...

  • Xu Zhehan
    Director
  • Xu Zhehan
    Writer
  • Project Title (Original Language):
    門裡門外
  • Project Type:
    Short, Student, Television
  • Genres:
    Romance, romance comedy, comedy, drama
  • Runtime:
    26 minutes 35 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    December 31, 2018
  • Production Budget:
    33,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    Taiwan
  • Country of Filming:
    Taiwan
  • Language:
    Chinese
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16:9
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    Yes
  • Public TV Student Film Festival

    Taiwan
  • 10th Macau International Film Festival

    Mars Award (8th Macau Student Film Festival)
  • 2019 Teochew Film Festival
  • 26th Beijing Student Film Festival

    Nomination 20th Student Competitive Awards
  • 3rd 83658 Film Festival

    China
  • 6th Chongqing Film Festival

    Best Screenplay, Special Mention Jury
  • 6th Shenzhen Youth Film Festival
Director Biography - Xu Zhehan

Shantou City, Guangdong Province
Graduated from Taipei National University of the Art with an MFA in film directing , Fu Jen Catholic University with an MSc in child and family studies. Graduated from the Beijing Normal University with a BA in Film and Television.

许哲涵,广东汕头人,先后毕业于台北艺术大学电影创作研究所与台湾辅仁大学儿童与家庭学系研究所,本科毕业于北京师范大学影视学系。大学期间作品曾入围台湾新北市纪录片奖、四川电视节“金熊猫”奖、北京大学生电影节等 ,《门里门外》为其第一部剧情短片。

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Director Statement

The story comes from a chat between my friend and I. She has been together with her boyfriend for six years but he still does not seem want to marry her. Their family and friends are getting more and more anxious about their marriage. People focus on the problem of so-called leftover girls and meanwhile ignore girls who are in a relationship but who are not closer to marriage as those without boyfriends. She treats herself as a leftover girl too, only one who unfortunately has a boyfriend. In fact, they have never discussed whether they should marry each other or not. Door tells the story about a couple who have been in love for a long time but have differing opinions about whether or not to marry. The story tries to discuss communication within an intimate relationship.

关于这个故事,是缘于我跟朋友的一次聊天,我的这位女性朋友有一个相处六年的男友,但却迟迟没有结婚的打算,身边的人比他们还着急。朋友跟我说,她觉得大家都在关注剩女,却没有人在关注“久恋不成婚”的问题,她认为她自己也是“剩女”,只不过她身边有个不想结婚的男友,但实际上他们从未有过关于结婚与否的沟通。
《门里门外》表面上讲的是一对相恋多时的情侣,在面临结婚与否的问题上产生了分歧,实际上却是在讲亲密关系中有关秘密与沟通的问题。