Private Project

Seeding, Blossoming, Fruiting

If healthy organs, like seeds, can be replanted and heal any failing body, will human life be longer or shorter? An ailing mother slaughtered a vagrant she had been feeding for years for her sick son. To save his mother, the cured son killed for the criminals. They were victims of exploitation as well as violent offenders.

  • Junsong Ling
    Director
  • Junsong Ling
    Writer
  • Liya Zuo
    Producer
  • Juncheng Zhang
    Key Cast
  • Qianqian Qi
    Key Cast
  • Jidong Cheng
    Key Cast
  • Project Title (Original Language):
    像花儿一样
  • Project Type:
    Short
  • Genres:
    crime, suspense, Fantasy, drama
  • Runtime:
    16 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    November 9, 2023
  • Production Budget:
    25,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    China
  • Country of Filming:
    China
  • Language:
    Chinese
  • Shooting Format:
    HDCAM
  • Aspect Ratio:
    2.35:1
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    Yes
  • Student Project:
    No
  • Leeds International Film Festival
    LEEDS
    United Kingdom
    November 17, 2023
    world premiere
    Selected
  • The Norwegian Short Film Festival
    Oslo
    Norway
    June 14, 2024
    Norwegian premiere
    Official Selection
  • Fantaspoa - International Fantastic Film Festival of Porto Alegre
    Porto Alegre
    Brazil
    April 28, 2024
    Latin American Premiere
    Official Selection
  • Bangladesh International Short and Independent Film Festival
    Dhaka
    Bangladesh
    December 8, 2024
    Bangladesh Premiere
    Official Selection
Director Biography - Junsong Ling

I am Currently employed in advertising.
An ordinary young man from a small village, both optimistic and pessimistic.
A creature that is afraid of society but wags its tail for food.
A wildflower that favours moist, dark sewers but longs to disperse its seeds far and wide.

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Director Statement

My father suffered from a serious heart condition, and we thought about buying organs on the underground market, but when we learned some information, we gave up.I realized that many people are like plants and no one cares about their lives.
Flowers, the reproductive organs of plants.
Some thrive, some are endowed with appreciative gazing, but many a flower is born to blush unseen, being crushed or destroyed.
Flowers have no choice in how they survive when people water them with power and desire.