Private Project

The Mimicry

This film is an adaptation of a short story of the same name, written by Kao Yi-feng. It tells the story of a green scarab beetle who has transformed into human form. As in the book, he is named "Vitamin." Vitamin surreptitiously enters people's apartments and observes and imitates human behavior. Through Vitamin's perspective as a bystander, the plot leads the audience to explore the unknown stories of various residents. However, Vitamin cannot understand the complex thoughts and desires of humans, and his short encounter with one person is fraught with doubt, conflict, and despair.

  • Yu-Lin Chung
  • Yu-Lin Chung
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    1 hour 23 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    April 29, 2023
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    250,000 USD
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    Digital HD
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Director Biography - Yu-Lin Chung

Graduated from Department of Film, Shih Hsin University
MA FILMMAKING, London Film School
His short film and first film "The Angler" was selected for screening at Taipei Film Festival in 2019.

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Director Statement

People tend to see strangers as weird, but is it possible that we ourselves are the strange ones? The pandemic has brought many changes to human life since 2020, and the convenience of technology has gradually reduced the need for face-to-face meetings. One result has been a growing sense of distance between people, whether actual or even spiritual. Unfortunately, this situation has given rise to frequent misunderstandings and discrimination. Through this film, I hope to shed light on possible ways for people to better understand, accept, and approach each other.