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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
  • Jeff Qin
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  • Project Type:
    Documentary, Experimental, Short, Student
  • Runtime:
    15 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    June 4, 2021
  • Production Budget:
    30,000 CNY
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  • Country of Filming:
  • Language:
    Mandarin Chinese
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  • Aspect Ratio:
  • Film Color:
    Black & White and Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
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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

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.