In a bar, a mysterious stranger told the bartender a bizarre story to trade for alcohol:
A gambler encountered a scam at a game booth that played with stones. Afterwards, he trailed the booth owner, a blind man, to an isolated village.
The villagers gathered in a small teahouse, also playing a game with stones. The gambler gradually discovered that the villagers were color-blind, and he could easily win the game by distinguishing the color of the stones.
Just when the gambler was eager to try, the woman who ran the teahouse repeatedly drove him away, as she seemed to know his secret. The gambler ignored the woman’s warnings, and eventually brought himself catastrophic troubles.

  • Tiange Sun
  • Tiange Sun
  • Haomin Liang
  • Decheng Wang
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    Drama, Comedy, Thriller, Suspense
  • Runtime:
    18 minutes 45 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    July 1, 2023
  • Production Budget:
    20,000 USD
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  • Rome Prisma Film Awards
  • Lift-Off First-Time Filmmaker Sessions 2023
    Iver Heath
    United Kingdom
    Official Selection
  • East London Film Festival
    East London
    South Africa
    African Premiere
    Official Selection
  • 回声·溪口应梦短片节 Huisheng Short Film Festival
    August 12, 2023
    World Premiere
    Official Selection
Director Biography - Tiange Sun

Tiange Sun is from Shanghai, China. She graduated from New York University, Tisch School of the Arts majoring in Cinema Studies. After graduation, she worked as a film and TV commercial producer and director. In 2020, she co-founded arc. Studio, a creative production studio that focuses on photo and video production.
No New Wave |Feature Film |2022 Co-producer
6th Pingyao International Film Festival - Hidden Dragon Official Selection
Dreams In The Garden | Short Film |2021 Producer
Nice IFF 2022 - Best Director of a Short Foreign Language Film
9th Noida International Film Festival - Honorable Jury Mention

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Director Statement

This is an exotic Chinese "western"; a dark version of "The Tale of Peach Blossom Garden"; and an absurd fable that discusses a clichéd topic: how greed can devour a person. I attempt to narrate this story from the view of two different characters: at the beginning of the story, we follow the outsider’s adventure to enter the isolated Tintown, and we end the story with the villagers’ flee to complete the story’s cycle. Both characters are driven by greed, eager to enter an alien world to live a better life, however, they both step on a path that will lead to self-destruction.