second-hand memories

A story about destruction and hope. His dreams were interspersed with humanity, animality and divinity. When the dream became deeper and deeper, it was like a journey. (password:twtt)

  • disobey pictures
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  • Jeff Qin
    Writer
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  • Project Title (Original Language):
    二手记忆
  • Project Type:
    Documentary, Experimental, Short, Student
  • Runtime:
    15 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    June 4, 2021
  • Production Budget:
    30,000 CNY
  • Country of Origin:
    China
  • Country of Filming:
    China
  • Language:
    Mandarin Chinese
  • Shooting Format:
    media
  • Aspect Ratio:
    2.39:1
  • Film Color:
    Black & White and Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    Yes
  • Student Project:
    No
Director Biography - disobey pictures

A native of Chongqing, China,For me cinema is the only way of expression that is not trapped by the postmodern context.

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Director Statement

影片在疫情期间制作完成,影片拍摄于2020.08至2021.05.30。影片在疫情期间制作完成,希望通过三个陌生年轻人之间的生活碎片呈现出他们在城市的渺小,以及年轻人在当代生活中现实问题的无力感。A是一个县城的迷茫青年,在城市中无所事事闲逛,在这座三峡移民城市里如同一个野人般失去了文化根源,从石头堆里冒了出来,在城市里没有谋生赚钱的法子,开始不断地游荡,在这漫无目的的游荡中他希望自己能够消失在无人的时刻。B是一位离开故乡后,在外地打工的青年。类似于A选择另一种生活后的呈现方式,可是在离开走出那座“围城”后,现实面临的东西并不会随着离开而改变或减少。C是一位在废墟地带徘徊的鬼魂,在灯下没有影子的他在等待着什么,而这个等待却一直没有答案。C离开,消失,没有影子。ABC三位人物在纪录片的拍摄方式下,呈现了自己真实生活的片段,这些绝望的时刻,彷徨漫步,默默等待的时刻,构成了一些边缘年轻人的画像。
在后期制作的阶段,影片中的一位演员因为意外发生了骨折,而这也让我有了继续拍摄下去的念头。
我的基本思路是根据三个年轻人的生活,即使三人的成长环境不一样,接受教育程度也有所区别。但是通过拍摄纪录他们的生活,我感受到三个青年们之间一种微妙的共性,而作为创作的旁观者能够感受共情也能够感受到幻灭的感觉,而这种一直伴随着人类精神的幻灭情节,使得我创作了这一部短片。The film was produced during the epidemic, because the national government's effective prevention and control of the epidemic allowed me to complete the shooting as expected. The film was shot from August 2020 to 05.30 2021. During the filming, I changed my job from Chongqing to the city of Shanghai. For the unfamiliar Shanghai, I gradually figured out the details of the living area during the filming. These details are accurate to the following: Where is the supermarket and the exit of the subway is closest to my house.
In the post-production stage, an actor in the film suffered a fracture due to an accident, and this also gave me the idea to continue shooting.
My basic idea is based on the lives of the three young people, even if the three young people grew up in different environments, they have different levels of education. But through filming and documenting their lives, I feel a subtle similarity between the three young people. As a director, I can feel empathy and disillusionment, and this disillusionment plot that has always accompanied the human spirit. That led me to create this short film.