And We Collide (潮汐平行时)

Director: Lanca Li Dongni

2021 | China | 15m | Chinese, English, Hainan dialect

An unexpected tropical encounter sparks a fragile romance between a wannabe astronaut and a village farm boy.

Starring: Huang Kejing, Wang Yancheng

Playing in shorts program: Finding True Self – API Portraits

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Lanca Li Dongni

Lanca is a China-based production professional. She has worked on many international projects as well as Chinese productions, including the Oscar-nominated documentary Abacus: Small Enough to Jail, and the Sci-Fi feature Folding City. She has also been on commercial sets as a producer and coordinator. And We Collide is her first narrative short.

Director's Statement

I have been away from home for many years. When I got back, I was surprised by how much my hometown has changed. I went to see the local rocket launch site, and was astonished, and also dismayed by the great divide I observed.

I wanted to make something that highlights the imbalance. Filming the story has been a rather spontaneous and heartfelt experience resonating with how I felt at that very moment.

And We Collide is a short film centering such a distinct divide – between the local and the foreign, the modern and the obsolete, the ones under the spotlight and the ones left behind.

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