LOST MOTHER, 5min., China, Drama
Directed by Zelong Liu
Lost Mother tells a story about "love," "lost," and "healing." I always want to make a maternal love theme film. The inspiration comes from a joke I used to play with my mom when I was a kid that I was dead, and what she saw was her illusion. Every time I said this, my mom would be furious and bet me, but I did not quite get the valid reason at that time. Growing up, I understood that talking about death is taboo in Chinese culture, especially among children's mouths. Even if actual death happens, people often will tell white lies in the name of love and protection. Adults always self-absorbedly consider children for not understanding anything. On the contrary, they do know everything. However, I believe children should have the right to see the truth and make their own decisions because it is the most critical lesson in growing up.