Death in a Day
Directed by Lin Wang
Evan would enjoy nothing more than to spend his day inside playing with his toys. He’s 7 years old, Chinese, and living with his soon-to-be widowed mother, Wei. After visiting his comatose father in the hospital, Evan learns he must come to grips with the impending death falling upon his family while watching helplessly as his mother tries to cope with single parenthood.
Lin Wang is a writer and director from Shanghai, China. She started her creative career in writing and acting for theatre when she studied at Shanghai Theatre Academy. After obtaining her Master of Fine Arts Degree in Directing at Chapman University, California, she has begun her career traveling and directing commercials, independent short films, and documentary projects in Shanghai, Tibet, Kenya, and United States.
Producer: Lauren Brooks
Director: Lin Wang
Cinematographer: Matthew Tanner
Sound Designer: Yiyang Xu
Editor: Yumeng Chen
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