Asian New Force Category Finalist Showcase
The Secret of My Birth
Li Jing (China)
Col / 29’59” / In Putonghua and Beihai dialect with Chinese and English subtitles
Living a tropical, coastal town of Southern China, an 11- year-old girl hides her secret deep in her heart. With the introduction of the two-child policy, only child Lily learns on her birthday that her parents are expecting a second baby without telling her. Moreover, the baby is believed to be a boy. A “vicious” idea makes its way into Lily’s mind, and she starts carrying out her “brother-cide” plan.
Li Jing was born in 1993 in Beihai, Guangxi. She graduated from Huazhong University of Science and Technology with a bachelor’s degree in Journalism and obtained a postgraduate degree in film from the Communication University of China.