Experiencing Interruptions?


The skin appears to be vast wilderness without any self-consciousness, and yet its existence is undeniable, so powerful and so brutal. Like rivers that run through wasteland, planned or unplanned, marks, wrinkles and wounds grow aimlessly on our body, ultimately creating a freaking picture in the mirror that leads to a nightmarish self-discovery experience. Shame and fears madly flow upon the cold surface of lifeless self-reflection. Twisted and ruined, she becomes a STRANGER.

We all have this experience that while looking into the mirror, we don’t quite like the person in there. Taller, thinner, prettier, younger, fuller, stronger, sexier, smarter…all these words revealing your desire and sense of inferiority all of a sudden overwhelm you in a way that forces you to admit that you don’t like yourself that much. The person in the mirror starts to look like a stranger and yes, that’s exactly what you wish for.

  • Po Hsuan Kuo
  • Po Hsuan Kuo
  • Tim Tsao
    Director of Photography
  • Project Type:
    Experimental, Short, Student
  • Genres:
    Experimental, Short Film
  • Runtime:
    5 minutes 17 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    November 22, 2020
  • Production Budget:
    66 USD
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  • Country of Filming:
  • Language:
    No Dialogue
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital, Flat (1920x1080)
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  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
    Yes - Shih Chien University
  • Golden Harvest Festival
    Taipei City
    September 14, 2021
    National Premiere
    Best Student Experimental Short Film Nominee
Director Biography - Po Hsuan Kuo

A Taipei city girl who keeps trying to search for the meaning of life through chaotic relationships with family, friends, men and herself. She has a great passion in creating artworks with various materials and media and always constantly explores the vagueness and ambiguity in humanity. So far, she has been examining hurtful experiences and self-doubts through making short films and paintings. She is currently a graduate student at the Department of Communication Design in Shih Chien University.

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