THE NAME OF YOU

After years of marriage, Ming and his wife, who have been suffering from pregnancy for the purpose of giving birth to a boy, suffered another accident when it was finally nearing success.

  • Chen Lin
    Director
  • Chen Lin
    Writer
  • Ying Liu
    Producer
  • Feng Cheng
    Key Cast
    "Liu Ming"
  • Jing Li
    Key Cast
    "Wife"
  • Project Type:
    Feature, Short
  • Runtime:
    14 minutes 30 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    June 1, 2021
  • Production Budget:
    40,000 CNY
  • Country of Origin:
    China
  • Country of Filming:
    China
  • Language:
    Mandarin Chinese
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital
  • Aspect Ratio:
    4:3
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    No
  • 74th Cannes Film Festival
    Cannes
    France
    July 13, 2021
    Short Film Corner | Rendez-vous Industry
  • Mao International Film Week
    Guangzhou
    China
    July 18, 2021
    Best Actress/ Best Music, Nominees
  • Golden Harvest Film Festival
    Tokyo
    Japan
    August 29, 2021
    Best Shortfilm/ Best Drama, Winner
  • Multicultural Film festival
    Toronto
    Canada
    September 23, 2021
    Official Selection
  • Cannes Indie Shorts Awards
    Macau
    France
    November 20, 2021
    Official Selection
  • Hainan New Wave Film Exhibition
    Haikou
    China
    December 5, 2021
    Official Selection
  • Roma Short Film Festival
    Roma
    China
    January 4, 2022
    Official Selection
  • Tokyo International Short Film Festival
    Tokyo
    China
    February 5, 2022
    Official Selection
  • Hamburg Film Awards
    Hamburg
    Germany
    April 8, 2022
    Official Selection
  • Serbest International Film Festival (SIFF)
    Kishinev
    Moldova, Republic of
    September 5, 2022
    Finallist
Director Biography - Chen Lin

· 2021, Short film THE NAME OF YOU, Director/ Writer;
· 2016, Feature film MY SUPER GIRL, 92 min/ China, Director;
· 2015, German short film series MISSION, 2nd AD/ DIT;
· 2014, Feature film 1 HOUR 3 QUARTERS concept trailer, 1st AD;
· 2013, Short film THE MILLENNIUM PROMISE, 1st AD/ Editor;
· 2012, Short film HEARING YOU, Director/ Editor;
· 2011, Short film VIRUS, Co-director/ Editor.

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Director Statement

Today, the concept of "preference for sons" in southern China is still very common and as the cost of raising children increases, many young couples who have not had children after marriage want to do it in one step: only one child, and must be a boy.