Experiencing Interruptions?

Foreign Students

The flamboyant life of Lin, a rich Chinese international student studying in San Francisco, is turned upside down when she learns that her family fortune is gone. A nonchalant Taiwanese girl who claims to be her sister approaches and offers assistance. This unexpected reunion soon prompt them to reexamine the ultimate goal of studying abroad.

  • Kenji Lui
  • Kenji Lui
  • Kenji Lui
  • Lin Xie
    Key Cast
  • Michelle Chang
    Key Cast
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  • Genres:
    Drama, immigrants, Asian
  • Runtime:
    29 minutes 47 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    January 1, 2015
  • Production Budget:
    5,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
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  • Student Project:
  • Chinese American Film Festival
    Los Angeles
    United States
  • Viddsee
  • Ithaca Pan Asian American Film Festival
    Ithaca, NY
    United States
    April 21, 2017
Director Biography - Kenji Lui

Kenji Lui is an independent filmmaker based in San Francisco. He first studied films at University of Southern California and later received his BA in films from UC Berkeley. Lui has made various short films that were screened at film festivals worldwide. Lui is also the founder and editor in chief of Cinespot.com, a bilingual cinema website.

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Director Statement

There are more and more Asian students studying abroad in the US, but their life and stories are rarely presented on the big screen, therefore I really hope our film can fill in the blank and allows the audiences to learn more about this largely neglected overseas Chinese community.