Private Project

The belated end

On the anniversary of her husband's death, the wife brought the roasted chicken he loved to eat when he was alive to pay her respects. When she arrived at the cemetery, there was already a man at his grave - his gay lover - who had brought the same offering. The wife waited for him to leave before arriving at the grave, and after paying her respects, her car broke down on the way down the hill and she accidentally lost contact with rescue. During the long, helpless wait, a disturbing past surfaces in sleep. When she got away from the memories but still didn't wait for help, she chose to leave the car ......

  • Miaoxin Zheng
  • Miaoxin Zheng
  • Sihui Kuang
  • Xin Li
    Key Cast
    "The wife"
  • Project Type:
    Experimental, Short, Student, Other
  • Genres:
    Drama, Female, Queer
  • Runtime:
    11 minutes 40 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    October 22, 2023
  • Production Budget:
    2,500 USD
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  • Student Project:
    Yes - Shanghai Film Academy
Director Biography - Miaoxin Zheng

Graduate student of Shanghai Film Academy, majoring in film director;
Participant of Zunzheng HDR color grading class;
Participant of Guanchao Film Festival Feature Film Script Workshop;
Personal creations include feature films, documentaries, music videos and fashion shorts;
Directorial and creative works have been selected for the WIP section of the Beijing International Film Festival, the Pingyao International Film Festival, and are included in the CathayPlay platform for Chinese-language art films.

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Director Statement

The short film focuses on the "Tongqi" community——straight women who married to gay men, extracting several dramatic moments of life to tell the story of how a woman walks away from the shadow of her dead husband, accomplishes the inner struggle and ends her personal turmoil.