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Small Town Summer: A Quarantined Love Story

Mr. Li’s brother-in-law-to-be, Mr. Chang, is sent to the hospital because of a stage four cancer. The doctor couldn’t operate until Li’s sister arrives. The same day Li’s niece has a huge fight with Li’s sister over her marriying a nearly dead man. That night Li’s brother-in-law-to-be commits suicide. Mr. Li is devastated, because Chang is actually his lover.

Duration: 6 minutes 56 seconds

🇨🇳 Country: China

🎥Category: Romance

Director: Tuo Wang

Tuo Wang (Kate ) is a writer-director based in Beijing. She is also the first woman from mainland China to be admitted into the prestigious doctoral program of the Tisch School of the Arts. Having published a book on acting theory in the US, she is now looking to create more Asian stories and female stories for the world's cinema. Directors Notes: Same sex marriage is still a taboo in the Chinese public discourse. Lots of couples had to arrange some sort of fake marriage to bypass the legal limbo, which is created by the absence of law. With this film I hope to promote more visibility on this issue, and call for a more understanding society that allows love to flourish, no matter whom you love.

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