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Absence

Lang WU

Fiction . 102' . China . 2023 . / ST :

Yu returns to hometown on Hainan Island after ten years in prison, and tries to rekindle his relationship with former lover, Hong. Hong’s plan to buy an apartment forces them to face predicaments in sight while tenacious perseverance empowers them to carry on with their lives and make up for each other’s absence.

Berlinale — Encounters Competition 2023

New Directors/New Films Hong Kong IFF Firebird Competition

Jeonju International Competition

STARRING

Kang-Sheng Lee

Meng LI

Renke

WRITER

Lang WU

DIRECTOR

Lang WU

DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY

Xu DENG

SOUND

Danfeng LI

FILM EDITING

Yanan Qin

MUSIC

Ke Ding

PRODUCTION

Shanghai Turan Movie

SALES

Rediance

 

Lang WU

ABSENCE director WU Lang

Born in 1991, Wu Lang is a Chinese director. After graduating from college with a degree in Sculpture, he has actively engaged in teaching, documentary and commercials. In 2021, his short film ABSENCE was nominated for Best Short Film at the 74th Cannes and the 33rd Palm Springs International Film Festival, and won Best Short Film at the 22nd Milan International Film Festival.

FILMOGRAPHY

2021 : Absence (short)

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