Bo Hanxiong (China)
Col/ 16'25"/ In Putonghua with English subtitles
Yan is an illegal second child born under the one-child policy. To avoid being punished by the government, Yan’s parents hid their older daughter in the countryside and raised Yan as a girl. Now a young adult, Yan struggles with his gender identity and is being treated as an outcast in a conservative society. His sole escape is drifting his father’s old taxi through abandoned parking lots.
In this film, I tried to create a current society that this teenager lives in. It’s real, but also surreal. It’s about love and family, how repressive feelings explode under certain situations, how we express love, a teenager who struggles with identities, a family who deals with its past, now, and future, fighting against their conservative ideology. I also hope to make a film through my visual language that can speak to younger audiences.