Director: Yuxin Yang
Screenwriter: Yuxin Yang
Producer: Yuxin Yang
Genre: Independent Animation Short Film
Production Company: Academy of Arts and Design, Tsinghua University
Trans woman, scrutinizing her reflection in the mirror. A tangling battle between the self and the allo-self, in a surreal dream, secretly happens. Meanwhile, her desires become an alien, breast floating, tentacles trembling, constantly luring her to the outside world…
导演介绍 Director Biography
Yuxin Yang, an independent animation director, was born in 2000 in Beijing, China. Since 2018, she has been studying at the Academy of Arts & Design, Tsinghua University, majoring in animation in the Department of Information Art and Design. She specializes in 2D animation and multi-material experiments and is keen on surrealistic and poetic things. Before Her Body Left is her graduation project, completed in 2022.5.
导演阐述 Director Statement
Trans woman, the reflection of male genitalia in the mirror, monster hidden behind the wall. These three roles are the differentiation of one character, namely, true-self, allo-self and desire for freedom. This is a story about self-acceptance, not only for the transgender minority, and also for everyone with a self-identity bias. We all yearn to make peace with ourselves and move towards the free world that we all aspired to.