Directed by Bell Zhong
Bell is a lonely, twenty-something street guy living in Shanghai. One day, while wandering around in a run-down and stinky under path, he sees a pair of bright red heels passing by. The color stimulates something deep in his heart. Out of curiosity, he starts to follow its owner across the city of Shanghai, and ends up in an old club. He discovers a forbidden community that he has never experienced, and hence begins to realize his hidden desires.
Born and raised in Shanghai, Bell has developed a magnetic passion for cinema ever since he watched Tsai Ming-Liang’s films. Bell earned his BA degree in Philosophy at Tsing Hua University. He is currently pursuing his Master’s degree in Film Production at New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts, and is taught by celebrated independent filmmakers such as Todd Solondz and Alex Rockwell. BLOOMING NIGHT is his first short film.
Producer: Sol Ye
Director: Bell Zhong
Cinematographer: Mary Evangelista
Costume Designer: Wenjing
Sound Designer: Laurel Cai
Shorts Programs / 92 minsFrom rigorously meditative to annoyingly talky, the quality of talk — or in some cases the absence of it — distinguishes this set of uniquely visionary short works. At turns deeply personal to pointedly political, how the characters in these works “talk it out” invites one and all to follow along. — Abraham Ferrer