主演：牟磊 夏旻珉 柚子 林家宇 李一 江小艾 夏文钊
摄影：张靖 阿杰 阿研
Screenwriter: Minmin Xia
Cast: Simon Mu, Minmin Xia, Sapphire, Jiayu, Rio, Alvin, Wenzhao Xia
Cinematographer: Jing Zhang, A Jie, A Yan
Genre: Music short film
Length: 6min 27s
Subtitles: Chinese, English
Production Company: Beijing Queer Chorus
After risky sex, a young man went to hospital for HIV screening. A series of questions by the doctor brought him back to that night. When he was waiting for the result, he kept searching online, concerned about the chances of him getting infected and the possible syndromes. When he saw similar scenario going on in the hospital and the diverse opinions online, he sank into thought, deeply regretting the risky sex. What would the result be, and after all this, how would he live his life? Would the doctor have an answer?
导演介绍 Director Biography
Mo Zhu, a young director, graduated from the New York School of Visual Cinema with a master’s degree in directing and from the Pennsylvania State University with a bachelor’s degree in filmmaking. In 2020, she wrote and directed his own short film “TRASH”, which was produced in New York. In the same year, she joined the production team of a feature film “A chat” and served as the executive director. In 2021, after returning to China, she worked at BANG-studio and collaborated with Chinese top artists on a number of commercials, TVCs, music videos and promotional videos. In the same year, she directed “Xiang and Tongzi”, a short film for FIRST Surprise Film Festival Lab. Zhu also participated in the shooting of a feature film “Half Serenade” as first assistant director. Focusing on exploring personal stylized narrative, Zhu is passionate about film art and believes that it is easier to stick to an ideal than to give up on it.
导演阐述 Director Statement
When we talk about sex, what exactly are we talking about? This short film takes the form of musical, focusing on HIV screening, showing the different reactions people from different background had when they waited for the result for HIV screening in the hospital. The main character of this film, a young man, went to the hospital after risky sex. When he was waiting for the result, he observed other individuals and families in similar situations hence reflected upon his own experiences. Although the story mainly focuses on the young man, the second part of the film portraits the people came for HIV screening in the hospital as a group. This film tries not only to advocate the scientific prevention of AIDS, but also to raise the public awareness that what happened to the main character can happen to any individual or family, that lack of sex education has an impact on the society, and that it is important to spread knowledge concerning disease prevention. At the end of the film, the doctor said to her patient:” Even though the disease is called AIDS, life won’t end today.” We hope that the film can raise public awareness as well as eliminate discrimination.