Xiao, Yuan, and Leng trespassed into a restricted area of The Great Wall to record some music videos. They then walked down the hill and had a fun time chatting and laughing, reminiscing the days as they were famous rock stars. However, their lives have now taken a turn for the worse. Xiao struggles to get more followers as a video blogger, Yuan's values have changed after serving time in prison, and Leng has no other skills besides music, leading to a complicated life. The three friends got lost while trying to find their way down the hill and stumbled upon three people lying at the bottom of a cliff for no apparent reason.

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  • jinli li
  • jinli li
  • yiping xiao
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  • Project Type:
    Experimental, Feature
  • Runtime:
    1 hour 1 minute 49 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    March 18, 2023
  • Production Budget:
    25,000 USD
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    Black & White and Color
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Director Biography - jinli li

Li Jinli, born in 1981, Beijing, China
He worked as a primary school art teacher from 1999 to 2001.
In the next ten years from 2001 to 2011, he had been engaged in film and television advertising, in charge of advertising creativity and advertising directing.
After further studies in film producing and graduating from the Beijing Film Academy in 2012, he began to work as a screenplay writer.
His major plays include " A Strange Story on a Wedding ", "Imperial Edict", "Perfect Body", "Transformers in a Small Town", “Murphy’s Law”. Both of “The Transformers in a Small Town” and “Murphy’s Law” were shortlisted in the “Focus on China” Best Original Screenplay Unit at the 74th Venice International Film Festival.
In 2018, his short film "The Loser" was shortlisted for the 22nd Los Angeles DWF (Dances With Films) Film Festival and the 56th Taiwan Golden Horse Film Festival.

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Director Statement

This is my second attempt at a spatially limited cinematic narrative. The core of the story is outside the content of the film. A lost life is like getting lost in the mountains and never finding the way out. When you stubbornly break in, your trial is coming. Many of the details in the film are experimental, including the colors and original music. It is worth mentioning that in the original music part, the artist successfully created an abstract role of God by means of strange Shouting and chanting. The final effect was beyond my expectation.