As a young Chinese filmmaker returns to his hometown in search for himself, a long due conversation with his mother dives the two of them into a quest for acceptance and love.
Original Title Dang wo wang xiang ni de shi hou Year of production 2022 Length 20min Country China Shooting Format Super 8mm/16mm Aspect Ratio 4:3 Dialogue Mandarin
Director Shuli Huang Producer Shuli Huang Production Exposed Pictures Writer Shuli Huang Cinematographer Shuli Huang Editor Shuli Huang, Yang Yang Sound Nicolas Verhaeghe, Jingxi Guo Cast Yunxue Yu, Kangmin Huang, Shuli Huang Festival selections Semaine de la Critique Cannes 2022 - World Premiere, Queer Palm Award Melbourne International Film Festival 2022, Australia - Best Documentary Short Film Award Concorto Film Festival 2022, Italy - Young Jury Special Mention Hong Kong International Film Festival 2022 Castrovillari Film Festival 2022, Italy - Best Editing Award Tirana Film Festival 2022, Albania Nashville Film Festival 2022, USA Vancouver International Film Festival 2022, Canada IDFA - International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam 2022, The Netherlands Hamptons International Film Festival 2022, USA Desenzano Film Festival 2022, Italy
Director's Statement From New York City to my hometown Wenzhou, bidding farewell to my lover and moving back with my parents, I don’t feel at home anywhere anymore. Will You Look At Me, in which I point the camera at my family and myself, is a personal essay on fear, silence, and love. Through the camera lens, my distant gaze seems to be given justification and courage. As I was filming my mother, I wondered what it was like to be in her womb, before I was born, when we were the closest and connected, in the water.