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Flower in the Mist

Crossing the ocean to further study in the United States, Wang Xinxin is a top student. Yet, before summer vacation, she becomes homeless and faces a 48-hour test. Alone by herself with no help at all, will she go to the dark side or face her own evil? Foreign students often confront by life's challenges, then why does she get into a stranger's car and disappeared?

  • Kenji Lui
  • Kenji Lui
  • Michael Sze
  • Kenji Lui
  • Tiffany Meng
    Key Cast
    "Wang Xinxin"
  • Michael Sze
    Key Cast
    "Colburn Wan"
  • Momo Wang
    Key Cast
  • Project Title (Original Language):
  • Project Type:
  • Genres:
    Drama, Ethnic, Asian American
  • Runtime:
    21 minutes 7 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    July 1, 2019
  • Production Budget:
    500 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Language:
    Chinese, English
  • Shooting Format:
  • Aspect Ratio:
  • Film Color:
    Black & White and Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
  • Chinese American Film Festival (2020)
    West Covina, CA
    United States
Director Biography - Kenji Lui

Kenji Lui is an independent filmmaker based in San Francisco. He first studied films at University of Southern California and later received his BA in films from UC Berkeley. Lui has made various short films that were screened at film festivals worldwide.

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Director Statement

The inspiration of this story came from a 2016 case involving a missing Chinese scholar in Illinois, US. What intrigue me the most about that case is not the identity of the kidnapper, nor how this kidnapper planned his crime, but why would such a tragedy happen? What does it mean to travel all the way from China to the US to study? This is what I attempted to explore through this short film. However, my objective is not to provide an answer, but to open up further discussion that leads to opportunity to bridge the gap between the East and the West.