Gen Z Chinese director takes debut short film to Venice

Luo Runxiao, an aspiring young director born in 2000, completed his debut short film "Hair Tie, Egg, Homework Books" in 2021. The film was then selected for the 78th Venice International Film Festival's Orizzonti Short Films Competition, making Luo the youngest Chinese director in history to be nominated at one of the "Big Three" European film festivals. With a stark realist style and a keen focus on female narratives, the 15-minute film composed entirely of handheld long takes was precisely executed by a talented production team, put together by producer Wang Luka. CGTN talks to the duo about their exciting journey.

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