Chinese short film 'Lao Huang' shortlisted in the 74th Cannes Film Festival
Published: Jun 28, 2021 12:06 AM
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Chinese short film, Lao Huang, was shortlisted in the short film category of the 74th Cannes Film Festival, according to media reports.

The film is going to be showcased during the festival in July.

Focusing on the neglected psychological needs of the elderly, the movie tells a story of a man called Lao Huang who loses his wife in his youth and raises the whole family on his own. He wants to start over a new relationship but is worried about the attitude of his children.

The director of the film, Lu Li, kicked off his career in 2018, with a short film called Passenger, which was screened at the Cannes Film Festival in 2019.

Other two Chinese movies, Gaey Wa'r, a story of Chinese young people living in big cities in China, and Moneyboys, a LGBTQ+ movie, were shortlisted in Un Certain Regard section at the festival.

The 74th annual Cannes Film Festival is rescheduled to take place from July 6 to 17 after being postponed from May due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Global Times