In an attempt to pay for her father’s medical expenses, a woman resorts to a precarious job in a factory in the city, far from the village where she lives with her family. Chinese director ZOU Jing’s meticulous direction allows us to glimpse at this woman who, while struggling to overcome her father’s health problems, and while ultimately building another type of relationship reminiscent of a family, continues to remain alone. *(K.M)
ZOU Jing, born in 1984, she is a Chinese director and writer based out of Shanghai and Los Angeles. Jing came from literature background but she found her calling when she began working at Shanghai International TV station as a director/editor on documentaries. As a fanatic lover of literature and philosophy, Jing has always loved writing. "Lili Alone" is her first short film. Her ultimate goal is to write and direct feature films that explore the truths in modern China life.
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