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Sunken Cave and a Migrating Bird Image

Sunken Cave and a Migrating Bird

Short Forum | BC Spotlight | True North

Out of boredom, two siblings decide to steal a fish from a zoo’s artificial lake. Wandering about, they gradually realize that their surroundings are a mysterious echo of another place.

Screens in program VIFF Short Forum: Programme 4

World premiere
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Qiuli Wu

Lin Ying Ting, Jun Jun, Liang Jie Min, Li Xian Hua
Screenwriter Qiuli Wu
Production Design Jenny Wu
Source Qiuli Wu
Canada 2020 11 min. Chinese with English subtitles


Please note that VIFF 2020 online films can be viewed in British Columbia only.

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Qiuli Wu is a filmmaker born and raised in southeast China. In her artistic practice, she utilizes the medium of cinema as a machine to dissect and analyze social structures and muted desires through storytelling and fabulation. Her works focus on the interrelations between individuals and the transformations in their surroundings. She has a strong curiosity for the possibility of developing a cinematic language that could invoke a new way of perceiving moving images.

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