Music for Plants
short and feature film
Fang, a Chinese woman living in Puerto Rico, finds herself more isolated after losing her father. When her husband Gustavo brings home a plant to keep her company, this triggers an unexpected, surreal transformation that tests their marriage and makes them question the limits of love.
Berlinale Talents VFF Award
A 20-year-old murder case is revisited through a documentary film. As a hit-and-run driver, the victim’s widow, and a retired cop each dig into their entangled memories, the truth becomes impossible to find.
Yesterday Will Be Perfect
Busan International Film Festival
Asian Project Market MAS Award
Based on true events, the film follows three Chinese female students studying at a Toronto University who start an underground fake marriage ring to acquire Canadian citizenship and make a fortune in the process. However, the reckless passion of youth brings them more than they ask for.
Taipei Factory II: Luca
Luca travels to Taiwan after his estranged wife's death, planning to go back to Italy as soon as possible to save his business from the economic crisis. But besides the funeral arrangements in an unfamiliar culture, he has some more difficult decisions to make first.
Student Film Festival
Ines, a 16 year-old runaway, joins a trio of free-willing college students, couple Seba and Lucia and third wheel Marcos, on their way to a music festival in the 70's.
I grew up as an only child, just like the majority of my generation in China. Being an introverted kid, I often made up stories in my head to keep myself company. After coming across Kieslowski's Three Colors trilogy in middle school, I fell in love with the "electric shadows" - as cinema is called in Chinese - and received my MFA in Film from Columbia University fifteen years later.
While my work travels to film festivals across the world, I'm mostly a stay-at-home screenwriter/cook specialized in Chinese food, and occasionally acting in my fellow filmmakers' projects. You can find more of my filmography and bio here, or on IMDb.