Remaining Thoughts

A young musician named Yi Zhou gets in a mysterious car. As the driver’s identity and their destination remains unknown, some long-lost memories start to haunt him, forcing him to face his true self.

  • Arcklot Hal
    Elegy of the Holy War
  • Arcklot Hal
    Elegy of the Holy War
  • Arcklot Hal
    Elegy of the Holy War
  • Xue Enyang
  • Francis Chen
  • Percival Du
  • Xayimardan Amat
    Key Cast
    "Yi Zhou"
  • Li Yinghua
    Key Cast
    "The Violinist"
  • Guo Xiaoyu
    Key Cast
    "Tao Yunwei"
  • Arcklot Hal
    Director of Photography
    Elegy of the Holy War
  • Arcklot Hal
    Elegy of the Holy War
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    Experimental, Short, Student
  • Genres:
    stream-of-consciousness, art-house
  • Runtime:
    19 minutes 24 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    April 16, 2019
  • Production Budget:
    2,000 CNY
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Director Biography - Arcklot Hal

Arcklot Hal was born in Wuhai, Inner Mongolia on May 15, 2000. He started making short films at the age of 12, and has dreamt of being a real film director ever since. His original superhero short film Elegy of the Holy War won him plenty of prizes. His latest work is a new short film called Remaining Thoughts, which is probably his most personal work, conveying his love for art, his private emotions and understanding toward people and things around him. As a huge cinephile, he sees the world in a rather emotional way, and in consequence, his works tend to talk about human emotions and spirit.

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Director Statement

The idea of Remaining Thoughts can be traced back to 2015, when I was 15 years old, but at that time it was too simple. When I went to college, I began to inject blood into it, rebuild the whole film, and be more sincere, personal and unreserved than I ever was. It’s a Stream-of-Consciousness short film with warm tones, slow pace and elegant classical music. It’s not telling stories, but feelings, thoughts and atmosphere. Therefore, I suggest that the audience understand it from a perceptual point of view, and I hope that different audiences feel and gain differently. To be more honest, it is actually semi-autobiographical. After all, art needs honesty.