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International Short and Medium-Length Competition

Will You Look at Me Shuli Huang

Dang wo wang xiang ni de shi hou

Shuli Huang has lived with his partner in Beijing for four years. They live in a world of young adults embracing the freedoms of mobility and of a life of artistic and personal affirmation. Armed with courage and a restless Super 8, the filmmaker offers a moving personal essay with a masterly aesthetic and great visual richness. Driven by the search for family acceptance, he talks to his mother, their conversations heard in voice-over. His subtle, affectionate depiction of her lies in contrast to her refusal to accept his way of life and sexual orientation, creating an irredeemable and painful family rift.
- Editorial Team

competition : Short and Medium-Length International Competition

Will You Look at Me

  • Country : China
  • Year : 2022
  • V.O : Cantonese
  • Subtitles : English
  • Duration : 20 MIN
  • Cinematography : Shuli Huang
  • Editing : Shuli Huang
  • Editing : Yang Yang
  • Production : Shuli Huang
  • Music : Nicolas Verhaeghe
  • Sound Design : Jingxi Guo
  • Sound Design : Nicolas Verhaeghe
Filmography of Shuli Huang :

Exposed (2021)

The film’s journey :

Semaine de la Critique Cannes | World Premiere, Queer Palm Award

Melbourne International Film Festival | Best Documentary Short Film Award

Castrovillari Film Festival | Best Editing Award

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