The Orchid Season (Narrative)(2016) (China)

Student Narrative (Undergrad, Beijing Film Academy)

Screening Block B, Thurs 4/20 @ 7PM

Xiaolan is a 70 year-old medical professor. One day Xiaolan welcomed an old man home and take care of him as his wife. It turned out the old man was in fact reported as missing from a nursing home nearby by the police. Shortly later, Xiaolan was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease; consequently she made a suicide attempt. But she found herself waking up at hospital next morning. She moved into the same nursing home as the old man which only for the elderly. She saw the old man was fed to eat by a nurse and felt sad and desperate. She thought that she had already saw her future self. She made efforts to not let fleeting memories fade away, but all in vain. A year later, Xiaolan’s daughter came for a visit; however, Xiaolan could not recognize her own daughter. The only thing left was an Orchid given by Xiaolan’s husband while he was still alive…

Directed by Jing LU, written by Xiansi Peng

MFA in Cinematogaphy, Beijing Film Academy, 2013-2016

BA in Film Management Production, Beijing Film Academy, 2007-2011


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