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Directed by Shae Xu

Cast: Lipei Gao, Mingyi Zhang, Wenyi Wei, Xuan Zhong

In this sensual and dream-like film, an unspoken romance inevitably resurfaces when a high school music teacher meets an old colleague again and decides to perform together for the first time as piano duet partners after they’ve long since drifted apart from each other.


About the Filmmaker: Born in 1989, Shae Xu (pinyin: Xǔ Yǐ) is a Shanghai filmmaker based in New York. Xu studied Art History and worked in the Chinese contemporary art realm before becoming a filmmaker. Her photos and video works were seen in the galleries, and her narrative films unveil a feminist’s concern in a fast-growing China. Xu is a Talents Tokyo alumni and an MFA Film Directing candidate at Columbia University. She is currently working on her first feature Yellow Plum Rain.

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