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The Secret Child

The story is about the misery of a thirteen-year-old teenage girl who lost her mother and eventually abandoned by her father. After her mother’s death, Su took a truck to the city by herself to find her father, who has been out of touch for a long time. However, his father Mr. Su, who is a clothing vendor, has married a new wife secretly and had another son. Su wanted to stay with her father, but her step-mother Chen refused to share the house with this “stranger”. On the night before typhoon, Su decided to leave the house after being beat by her father.

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    15 minutes 39 seconds
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    May 10, 2019
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    10,000 USD
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Director Biography

Bruce Binhan Lin is a filmmaker and writer based in Beijing, China. He graduated from the Cinema and Television program at the Hong Kong Baptist University (Zhuhai Campus). This film was his very first work that explores a personal journey of an isolated child.

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Director Statement

" I made this film to express the sentiments towards a city I've lived for 22 years. This film is dedicated to the memories I had about this city, including the historical church, the dreamy skating court and my fears of summer storms. My father has been a profound influence on me since my childhood. I would like to imagine a life without the presence of fatherhood. A life without memories and connections to anyone, any place. Therefore, I had this idea of making "A Secret Child"."