Farewell in the Rainy Season
Cast｜Xu Xinxing, Luo Yilan
Genre｜featured short film
Production Company｜Zhejiang University of Media and Communication, Huace Film Academy
In the year 2008, Ann and Nianci are good friends, growing up together in a small town in southern China.
When the plum-rain season arrives, Nianci’s mother comes and takes her to the city faraway. Ann sees the departure of her friend as betrayal, however, she could not make Nianci stay.
Angry as she is, Ann finds that she could scarcely bear the absence of Nianci, that hidden affection has developed. In the meantime, her friend seems to penetrate her feeling.
Wu Junhao, who grew up in a small town in northeast China, graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Film Production from Zhejiang University of Media and Communication in 2011. The lost young filmmaker focuses on the spiritual dilemma of individuals and tries to present the unspeakable vague emotions and relationships with images.
The story takes place in a small southern town in 2008, a year which seems to be memorable for many people. The world seems to expand and liven up overnight. In retrospect, the confusion and lack of sense of belonging caused by the sudden loss of small world still can be evoked.
In this background, the film hopes to present a contradiction when homosexuality awakens in adolescence. The story begins with the impending departure of two young girls who grow up together and follow like a shadow. The departure seems to destroy their Eden: the lasting and stable days before will be gone forever. Their relationship becomes strained and their friendship begins to crack. Departure stimulates the awakening of their emotional consciousness and sexual consciousness; the ambiguous love in their innocence made them uneasy. Always unspeakable, teenage vague emotions can only awkwardly consume all the time they have. This is a kind of helplessness and deep emotion that only belongs to young people.