In late September 2008, Xiaomin, class president in her elementary school graduating class, is reported by her classmates to have been seen consorting with street hooligans outside the school. Original Title Yu bu zhong ri Year of production 2022 Length 17' CountryChina, USA Shooting FormatArri Alexa Mini (4K) Aspect Ratio4:3-1.85:1 Dialogue Mandarin, Cantonese DirectorWendi Tang Producer Wendi Tang, Elliot Gong Production CompanyAstrocloud Films Co-Producer Hongwei Wu Associate Producer Lincoln Lu Writer Wendi Tang Cinematographer Jinyang Li Editor Wendi Tang Sound Designer & Mix Qi Liu Production DesignerXinhe Li Costume Designer Jenny Kan Cast Xiangyue Meng, Lu Liu, Yu Meng, Yingzhi Kong, Jiazhao Chen, Jingyao Liang
Website The Storm on Instagram Festival selections Red Sea Film Festival 2022, Saudi Arabia - World Premiere The Norwegian Short Film Festival 2023
Director's Statement Some use sweet childhood memories to overcome the hurdles in life, but some have to wield the rest of their life to heal the scars from childhood. The story is inspired by actual events that happened in my youth and continue to occur to young girls today. Beyond analyzing the systemic oppression women face within society from the intimate lens of a 12-year-old's eye, I hope to present this film as an emotional remedy for many adults who still have that secret brokenhearted child living within them.