La Petite Mort

Audrey grew up in a discordant family. Years of quarrels between her parents and their negligence caused Audrey to devote herself to watching every romance film on TV. "Audrey" is a name she gave herself because Audrey Hepburn is her favorite. And when Audrey finally thought that she had encountered true love, she found that she had confused reality and fantasy.

  • Nicole Hanzi Zhou
  • Nicole Zhou
  • Yutian Feng
    Singing In The Wilderness, TWO DAYS - MUSIC VIDEOS FOR THE BLACK SKIRTS(검정치마)
  • Fan Yang
    Key Cast
  • Jingwei He
  • Yifan Wen
    Director of Photography
  • Claire Cheng
    Production Design
  • Xiao Han
  • Linna Zhou
    Line Producer
  • Zihao Su
    First Assistant Director
    Ex Wife Monogatari
  • Haotian Xu
    Art Assistant
  • Biao Xiong
    First Assistant Camera
  • Jizhu Wu
    Second Assistant Camera
  • Zhihao Zhang
  • Biao Yin
    Best Boy Electric
  • Rujie Zhao
  • Aiyue Li
    Sound Mixer & Boom Operator
  • Haibei Wang
    Original Score
    The Untitled Portrait Of Red, Corona Date, Oblivio
  • Zhong Jie Zheng
    Sound Mixer
  • Emanuele Michetti
  • Yao Yao
    Hair and Makeup
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  • Project Type:
    Short, Student
  • Genres:
    Drama, romance, psychological
  • Runtime:
    10 minutes 55 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    April 7, 2021
  • Production Budget:
    4,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
  • Country of Filming:
  • Language:
    Mandarin Chinese
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  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
    Yes - New York University
Director Biography - Nicole Hanzi Zhou

Nicole Hanzi Zhou currently attends NYU Tisch School Of The Art. Her works explore social issues such as political identity and personal identity through the lens of female subjectivity.

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Director Statement

I first had the idea for this film when I was watching a Mexican Cinema film called, “Enamorada”. This film features beautiful guitar music and a cliche love story. But somehow it clicked. It inspired me to write a story with a protagonist so obsessed with love stories on the big screen that it impacts and changes her life.

A cinephile as I am, movies play a vital part in building up my life philosophy and create unrealistic high standards for meeting the love of my life. So in some aspects, I did draw a little inspiration from myself too. This film is called, “La Petite Mort” And it’s quite literal in the sense that It’s a story about movies, love, and people who love and believes in the movie just a bit too much.