He was her abyss and her hope. ”Don't let love tie you down.”

This film follows a newlywed couple as the husband is involved in a car accident while on the phone with his wife, which leaves her in a state of infinite remorse, and the departed husband uses his own methods to give his wife a renewed sense of hope in life.

From time to time, the wife often sits in the living room and thinks back to their sweet memories, but the memory of the car accident will pull her back to reality with hatred. These pains kept tormenting her. Finally she chose to take sleeping pills to end her life. The sudden appearance of her husband in her dreams seemed to save her. A succession of mysterious roses and notes filled with words of encouragement in the following days inspired her. She feels that her husband is still with her and is as protective as ever. She stopped being sad and decided to be herself again.

The fake roses and the man who disappears into nowhere make it unclear to the audience whether the woman is living in reality or in a dream. People do not know whether it is all a fantasy of the woman or whether the man's spirit has really come. The story can be interpreted as the return of the man's spirit to protect the woman. It can also be interpreted as the woman going mad, living in her own world, and that she is liberated.

The theme of this project is to show the audience that although the departure of a partner can be heartbreaking, life goes on. To live well is the greatest respect for the person who has left. If there is a soul in this world, our loved ones must want us to live happily every day. If not, live your life as you like.

  • Qianting Cai
  • Qianting Cai
  • Junjian Huang
  • Project Type:
    Short, Student
  • Runtime:
    7 minutes 15 seconds
  • Production Budget:
    1,000 AUD
  • Country of Filming:
  • Language:
    Chinese, English
  • Film Color:
  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
    Yes - The University of Sydney
Director Biography - Qianting Cai

Qianting Cai was born and grew up in Guangdong, China and is a director, writer and editor. She specialises in making suspenseful stories as well as stories about unnatural phenomena. She has been influenced by Hong Kong cinema since she was a child, and in terms of characterisation, the characters she creates have the gentle, refined persona of the people of southern China.This conflicts strongly with the content of the stories she creates. Her work is varied in style, with romance tinged with pain and joy that can be simultaneously filled with fear. Qianting is currently studying for a Master of Moving Image at the University of Sydney.

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