Drunken Boat

Lu met a perfect documentary protagonist. However, this eccentric man became more and more alike to a fictional character Lu created in a script, a poet decides to commit suicide.

  • Xueqi Wang
  • Xueqi Wang
  • Xiaojing Ma
  • Yiying Zhang
    Key Cast
    "Yao Lu"
  • Shuai Yuan
    Key Cast
    "Du Fu"
  • Project Title (Original Language):
  • Project Type:
    Short, Student
  • Runtime:
    18 minutes 9 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    September 21, 2021
  • Production Budget:
    7,000 GBP
  • Country of Origin:
    United Kingdom
  • Country of Filming:
  • Language:
    Mandarin Chinese
  • Shooting Format:
  • Aspect Ratio:
  • Film Color:
  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
    Yes - London Film School
  • DokuFest
    August 4, 2023
    World Premiere
    Official Selection in Short Competition
Distribution Information
  • London Film School
    Country: United Kingdom
    Rights: All Rights
Director Biography - Xueqi Wang

Xueqi Wang was born in Hefei, a city in the middle east of China, in 1995. She graduated from university with a Japanese Literature degree before attending London Film School. In her film school time, she directed a short film “Walking In” and has made several short films and documentaries as Director of Photography.

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Director Statement

Drunken boat was born during China's Covid-19 lockdown. The succession of shocking news made me realised the fragility of modern life. Meanwhile I discovered an absurdity: for a long time, people shared the illusion that we could live forever to work for material satisfaction. It is like a galloping train full of revellers. Once the train halts, no one can tell where they are or where they go. With Drunken Boat, I am trying to capture the spiritual confusion of modern Chinese.