Cast｜Zuozheng Lv, Guanliang Chen
Genre｜Narrative Short (Fiction Short)
Living on a DVD shop, Ah Zheng re-encounters his memorable ex-boyfriend, Ah Cheng, and their passion for each other is evoked again. However, Ah Cheng fails to recognize Ah Zheng and already has someone else. Ah Zheng leaves with grief, but he misses Ah Cheng so much that he imagines Ah Cheng coming to his shop and inviting him to dance together. Meanwhile in the ballroom where they used to visit, Ah Cheng recalls the days with Ah Zheng, but his feeling for Ah Zheng does not increase. Ah Zheng gradually accept the fact that Ah Cheng does not love him anymore.
Ziyi Zheng was born and grew up in Shenzhen. He has graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Advertisement from Beijing University of Technology, and with a master’s degree from Conservatoire national des arts et métiers. He has since been directing films, television, and advertisements. His works focus on exploring individual emotions and experiences of the minorities.
My original intention to create this short film is to express pure emotions. Therefore, I abandon the dramatic structure, leave aside the external reality and social environment, while base and develop the film on characters’ emotional relationship, focusing on psychological feelings and changes when people fall in love. Ah Zheng and Ah Cheng are like the epitome of many urban people, an obscured image and a vague identity background. The film expresses their enthusiasm when they are in love and their confusion when they are lovesick—two feelings that almost all of us experienced. In terms of film language, I employ hand-held shot, voiceover, separation of sound and image, and other techniques to make it extremely subjective. I hope this film can awaken the audience’s feelings and memories about love.