主演：詹居忆 张思媛 吴栩栩 汪永贵
Director: Xiaowen Wang
Screenwriter: Bing Li
Cast: Juyi Zhan, Siyuan Zhang, Xuxu Wu, Yonggui Wang
Producer: Yijian Wang
Cinematographer: Mengyuan He
Genre: Narrative Short
Length: 14 min 43 s
Subtitles: Chinese, English
Region: China, United States
Production Company: None
Cocoon Love reflects the value conflict about love and relationship between two generations, through a focus on how they gradually understand each other in the end. A teenage girl is sent back to her hometown to live with her grandparents. Though she was raised by her grandparents years ago, she does not feel much close to them and has her own secrets nowadays. At her new school, she develops a romantic relationship with one of her schoolmates. She thus has to face her past and future, and finally tries to reconcile with her family and herself.
导演介绍 Director Biography
王晓文曾就读于洛杉矶的美国电影学院的电影美术专业和纽约帕森斯设计学院的时装设计专业，在2020年加入美国电影艺术指导工会。最近几年开始导演的工作，《茧爱》是她第一部独立短片，并已在棕榈泉国际短片节，罗德里岛国际电影节，诺里奇电影节，Outfest LA LGBTQ电影节，Out On Film亚特兰大LGBTQ电影节等二十几个国际电影节入围获奖。
Xiaowen Wang once studied Production Design at American Film Institute and Fashion Design at Parsons School of Design. She became a member of Art Directors Guild in 2020. Wang started directing in recent years. Cocoon Love is her first independent short film, which has been selected and awarded at over twenty international film festivals, including Palm Springs International Short Film Festival, Flickers’ Rhode Island International Film Festival, Norwich Film Festival, Outfest Los Angeles LGBTQ Film Festival and Out On Film Atlanta LGBTQ Film Festival.
导演阐述 Director Statement
I was born in a small town in Shandong and was raised by my grandparents, who taught me almost everything. Years later, I left home to pursue my dream, moving from one city to another, and even going abroad to study. I used to be encouraged by my grandparents, but traveling and studying abroad pushed me away from home. I barely reunited with them. Last year, when my grandparents’ old house came up for sale, I realized that I needed to find a way to remember those old times.
Meanwhile, I also hope that this short could help young people deal with problems they meet in adolescence. I want them to know that they do not have to be afraid of facing them true selves or others. As long as they are willing to be open up, people who do care about you will always love and accept you. I want them to know that it is okay to feel confused and chaotic while growing up. We are all butterflies destinated to break the cocoon and fly.