The father takes Chen to the beach, but unfortunately there’s a typhoon coming. Chen is determined to swim. In the choppy sea, Chen meets his past and tries to have a reconciliation with it. This is a story about family relationship from the child's perspective.
(Zhangzhou, Cina, 1996) is a Fujian and now a Beijing based filmmaker. He graduated from Beijing Film Academy, and from 2016 has worked as cinematographer for films, commercials and documentaries. Before the Typhoon Comes is his first short.
Before the Typhoon Comes (cm, 2020).
“The meaning of time exists in some particular moments, and the fact of passing itself. In the story Before the Typhoon Comes, a boy feels restless when facing his parents’ divorce. It follows him from the childhood to adulthood, and finally released on the beach. His story, and the story that he told himself take places in different dimensions of time, which is the truth of life, and the fact of subjectivity for everyone.”