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ALT | International Shorts

A coroner’s-office photographer must suppress his grief when he realizes the body of a badly beaten drag queen being examined is his boyfriend… A cold, stark room, two men, a dead body, and a shocking discovery: this simple and moving vignette captures a gay man’s ultimate nightmare in such a powerful way. Nicely shot visuals and editing reveal his struggle to maintain his professionalism because it’s possible his coworker doesn’t even know he’s gay - let alone the total dichotomy of this tragic situation. Beautifully heartbreaking.

Screens in program Somebody Dies


World premiere
Director Xindi Lou
Country of Origin: USA
Year: 2019
Running Time: 4 mins
Format: DCP
Language:In No dialogue
Cast: Terrence Wilburn, John Elefantis, Jeffrey Gibson
Executive Producer: Riley Hanyue Shen
Producer: Siyi Ren
Screenwriter: Riley Hanyue Shen, Xindi Lou
Cinematographer: Riley Hanyue Shen
Editor: Qing Shao
Production Design: Roxy Hua
Music: Alberto Cruz
Print Source: Xindi Lou

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