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The Memory Of Mine

The times are constantly changing from the old to the new, and the process of urbanization is moving towards the countryside step by step. Tall buildings will occupy the woods, high-speed railways will pass through the old houses, and ponds will be filled. When the woods and hillsides are no longer qualified to block our sight, we find that the hometown that raised so many people and bred so many desires and dreams is just a small flat land.
The hometown where generations of people once lived is facing demolition today, and all the creatures here are tired. A mother and son return to the countryside at this time, awakened by

  • li zheng- wu
  • li zheng- wu
  • Diana
  • li zheng- wu
    Key Cast
  • zhangqiu hao- nan
    Key Cast
  • yin jun- xin
    Key Cast
  • Project Type:
    Experimental, Feature, Short
  • Runtime:
    31 minutes 7 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    October 1, 2020
  • Production Budget:
    10,000 USD
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  • Jia Village Short Film Week
    West Area, Jia Village Industrial Cultural & Creative Park Fenyang, Shanxi, China
    September 17, 2021
  • LogoGlobal Nonviolent Film Festival

    October 24, 2021
Director Biography - li zheng- wu

Screenwriter, director and actor: li zheng- wu
Graduated from the acting school of grade 17 of Beijing Film Academy
Actors participate in short films: "fishing", "mind islands"
Drama: thunderstorm, sunrise, imperial envoy, big house gate
Li Zhengwu, from Chengdu, Sichuan Province, graduated from the 17th grade undergraduate performance School of Beijing Film Academy. In the study of drama performance, he learned and understood the importance of "self". He was also very interested in his dreams and memories, as well as occasional ideas and characters. At the same time, he loved Tarkovsky's films, Amoy and classical music, I like the subconscious things improvised. This is the first short film made by my director, so the style of the whole film also tends to this direction. Starting from the "self", I can see what I want to give myself.

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Director Statement

1. Original intention of creation:
I first learned the word "WUYU" from some movies and text works in my childhood, such as "Genji story", "Altman story", "Strange Tales", "Yuyue story", etc. I understand it as a Japanese literary genre, and the meaning of translation is similar to "story". During this year's epidemic, I was informed that my hometown would be demolished because of the high-speed railway. Before, a large area of old houses had been demolished, leaving my grandfather's house. This is the simplest memory of generations at different ages. When the high-speed railway is repaired, there will be no cats, dogs, woods, ponds, but in our memory, They used to exist in their most beautiful posture. Therefore, my own understanding of the word "WUYU" is that all things have their own memories and experiences. Although they can't speak, express or act, for different people, these memories will bring you different inspirations and consolations in different stages of life, apart from good memories, So I want to recall my childhood memories through the demolition of my hometown. Just before the demolition of my hometown, I created this short film with my good friends and family. All the actors and producers of the film are my family members and close friends, I also took this opportunity to record the appearance of you at this time and your hometown, so the expression of the film is more personal. If I can bring a little inspiration and ideas to the watching friends, I will be very satisfied and happy!
2. Shooting problems:
Because of the participation of my family and friends, my mother and family have provided great help to me, a student who came from the performance college. My father and mother gathered friends and relatives to participate in the performance. At the same time, they also took part-time jobs as factory worker, chef, driver and so on. Together, they solved many problems that I never thought of, At the same time, I admire the performance of my family.
In terms of technical problems, students from various departments of our school and other universities have provided me with great help and have been comforting me and reassuring me, because what I understand is actually limited and what worries me most. I have been chatting with him all the time and telling him my ideas clearly, I also worry that it can't be realized in many times, but in the end, we solved one problem after another with our cooperation. I also learned a lot of skills and knowledge in photography, editing and text.
3. Future creation plan:
This film is actually to help me know more about myself, so after it, I like my strange ideas more. My current idea at this stage is to shoot what I want to express. In fact, my childhood experiences, those people and things, in a sense, can be said to be a microcosm of the mentality and state of people from all walks of life in China at that time. This shooting just let me touch this direction, so my future creation, I'll probably dig deeper in this direction.
The director explained:
There are many favorite things in the film that I saw in my childhood memory, such as "Taoist", "zombie", "fireworks" and "Ultraman". Their existence has become an important way to help me express myself( The Taoist priest is played by my father! He specially went to learn how to breathe fire. This period was conceived when he was early
There are also some things that I haven't seen but appear in my mind, such as the "Water Ghost" that my grandfather described when he was a child, and some things that I can't say from my mouth. I also try to express them.
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Unfinished business:
During the production of the film, the cinema is about to open. I went all over the familiar cinemas in Chengdu, hoping to show them to my family and friends two or three times. I also want them to see myself on the big screen. I am glad that a projectionist of the cinema gave me the opportunity to play in the giant screen hall at a price that a student can afford, He also took me to the inside of the cinema, copied my film to the projector, and showed it once, which made me very satisfied. Later, due to some post production reasons, the time was delayed. After the cinema was officially opened, there was no free space and suitable price for me to show, so I was unable to achieve my wish. However, I am here to share the photos I took at that time with you.