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The Five Minutes

Shange Zhang
United States, 2018, 9 min.

In Mandarin with English subtitles.
This film is family friendly.

A businessman attempts to call his dead wife by using a phone booth that is able to contact the departed. 

Director's Statement

For years I've been trying to make a film about the common case of lacking communication between married couples in China, especially those from an older generation. I came up with this story with the writer Nichole, and we talked a lot about the difference of relationships in marriage between American and Chinese culture. We developed a concept of the time travel phone booth and that allows our protagonist Yucheng to take the last chance to have a decent communication between him and Luli though it is too late.

Category: Science Fiction.
Themes: Family, Relationships.

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