Class of 2021, Nominated for Excellence in Cinematography


by Janine Zhang, New York University

A pair of left-behind sisters welcome their parents who haven’t been home for two years. Sisters look forward to the reunion, but only to find awkwardness and estrangement.

The naive and outgoing younger sister is excited for the gifts her parents have brought from the city, while the quiet and introverted elder sister becomes even more gloomy. Within only their parents' stay of four days, the family grows closer and comes to an unspoken understanding of affections to each other. Soon it’s time for the family to say farewell again.

The reticent older sister finally chooses to evade the scene and confront her grief alone.

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About The Filmmaker

Janine Zhang

Janine is an Asian female artist with multi-culture background and experiences in filmmaking, architecture, and business.

As a current student of NYU, she devotes herself to liberal arts with keen eye on the struggles of minorities. Her architecture background offers her great instinct of the relationship between space and people.

Her attention to multimedia expressions provides her with various tools of storytelling. She is deeply fascinated by collaborations across different forms of art.


-Janine Bujie Zhang, Director, Writer, Producer
-Yiran Li, Producer
-Yaru Zengchen, Key Cast “Older Sister”
-Yilin Fang, Key Cast “Younger Sister”

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