THE SHORTS – PART TWO – COCOON

  • Saturday April 28

    h. 17.00

  • SALA KODAK

    Casa del Cinema

  • Directed by Mei Liying, China 2017, 26’

    Short Fictions

Synopsis

 

In1997 China is a place of great transitions. The control of Hong Kong has just returned to the mainland. Western values are beginning to impact traditional Chinese values. During this difficult period, 11-year-old Qingqing is also in a time of transition. On the cusp of her adolescence, she lives with her mother in the peaceful city of Wuhan. Her father, who works in Shenzhen (China’s first special economic zone) comes home only once a month. Qingqing and her friends are beginning to discover the opposite sex, and they started to compare their experiences each other. When Qingqing discovers her mom’s oddly close relationship with a female friend, she starts stalking them, with the aim of discovering a secret that she thinks is going to unravel her peaceful family life, and all her burgeoning conceptions about love, sex, and female desire.