澐澐 When the Tide Rises 普
中國 / 2021 / Color / 23mins
Homosexuality was depathologized in China in 2002, but it still remained a taboo for most people. Homosexual lovers still live in the shadow of marginalization, defending their silent love against the prying gazes.
It is also in this year that Xia Gu and Amber Zheng, two lesbian lovers, chose to adopt 10-year-old Ellie from the orphanage.
Yet facing the strong opposition from her traditional parents, Xia is torn in half and forced to rethink what a family truly means to her. At the same time, her self-doubt also stirs up insecurities inside Amber and Ellie. When she decides to return to hometown to take care of her suicidal mother, tension in this newly formed family mounts up once again…
About the Director
Currently an undergraduate of Fine Arts at University of Southern California, School of Cinematic Arts, majoring in Film & Television Production and minoring in Art History. During Jiang’s 4 years in Los Angeles, she started to grow interest in a gendered narrative and has kept exploring diverse stories featuring Asian characters.