The Last Farewell

Yang Xiaoying, who had relied on her grandfather for life, discovers the unknown thoughts in her grandfather's heart after her grandfather's death, Yang Xiaoying chooses to respect her grandfather's ideas and fulfill her grandfather's wishes, but she has a dispute with her aunt Yang Hong, who had been away from home for many years, and finally Yang Xiaoying chooses to tell her aunt the truth and solve the grudge between her grandfather and her aunt.

  • Qimei Meng
  • Qimei Meng
  • Yongrui Tan
  • Ruyuan Fu
    Key Cast
    "Yang Xiaoying"
  • Chenxi Ma
    Key Cast
    "Yang Hong"
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    11 minutes 59 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    April 23, 2023
  • Production Budget:
    11,000 CNY
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    Yes - Xian-Jiaotong Liverpool University
Director Biography - Qimei Meng

Qimei Meng is a young student director who is studying Filmmaking at Xian-Jiaotong Liverpool University. In the past two years of studying film, she has been involved in the production of different topics and genres of works as director, cinematographer and producer. She hopes to tell inner stories with innovative perspectives, so that more people can think and resonate.

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Director Statement

This is a short film about family love. The film tells a simple story, one day after the death of grandfather, the youngest aunt Yang Hong who has left home for many years appears at home, her purpose of claiming inheritance is soon seen by Yang Xiaoying, after a series of confessions to lift the misunderstanding, the truth and love appear.

The Last Farewell hopes to tell the audience that in family love, love is love and hate is even more love. We should let go of our obsessions, separate the border between love and hate, face the loss openly, and have the courage to face a new life again. In telling this story, we adopted a calm and naturalistic approach in terms of rhythm and performance in order to present the most realistic effect.

At the end of the film, Yang Xiaoying steps alone onto the shore reef and scatters her grandfather's ashes into the sea, which not only means the fulfillment of his wish and complete reconciliation, but also means that grandfather will be re-integrated into the origin and enter the beginning of another reincarnation. Perhaps after the sea burial, Grandpa will turn into a spring rain and return to his family.