The Past

Xi Lin and her husband Ziyuan Chen have been happily married for many years. They live a stable and simple life. However, in an unexpected turn of events, Ziyuan, who works as a police officer, dies on duty. The tragedy makes Xi Lin fall into a deep depression.
Though Ziyuan has left this world, Xi Lin seems to see him anywhere. Memories of their past living together constantly flood her mind, along with unresolved conflicts from Ziyuan's life. How can she move on or find peace? When your loved one dies, do they really just vanish and never come back?

  • Jin Hsueh
  • Jin Hsueh
  • Jin Hsueh
  • Yu Liang Jheng
  • Patricia Yang
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    "Xi Lin"
  • Mario Yeh
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    "Ziyuan Chen"
  • Ko Cheng Liu
    Key Cast
    "Zhi Hong Wang "
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    15 minutes
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    June 16, 2023
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    11,500 USD
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Director Biography - Jin Hsueh

An independent filmmaker from Yunlin, Taiwan, dedicated to visual storytelling, and currently working as a freelance producer, writer, director.
In the past few years, her works has been involved in multiple different kinds of films, including advertisements, cooperate promotional videos, and short films. She strives to continue creating and producing, with the hope of crafting more emotionally impactful works in the future.

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Director Statement

As an independent filmmaker driven by an unwavering passion for storytelling. Crafting captivating films is not just a profession for me; it's a profound calling. My focus lies in creating relatable characters and narratives that deeply resonate with audiences.
One of the central ideas of The Past explores the various forms of loss that may encounter throughout our lives. When memories hold such vivid presence in the present, how does one separate the past from the present? Can the past be relegated to mere history as time goes by?
Through this story, I aim to share a glimpse of these emotions and invite audiences to contemplate their own experiences.