China | 2020 | 12min

Director: Iven TU

Screenwriter: Iven TU

Art Design: Wenny YU

Editor: Timothy LAI

Sound Design: Jonah BLASER

Music: David FEDERMAN

Starring: James DARCH, Kosa AKARAIWE, Cheryl DE LUCA

Among the various definitions of love, director Iven TU depicts the kind of love that crosses gender and race in his short film SAND LAND. Following the innovative psychotherapy, the Sandplay, we gradually piece together the protagonist's traumatic memory of his deceased lover.

With the subtle lighting and sound design, the film captures the touching emotional connections in the same-sex relationship. It is not simply a poetic story about loss and grief, but a therapy itself, guiding the audience to let go of love, with love. As the film comes to an end, a great metaphor of the sand land eventually unfolds.





声音设计:Jonah BLASER

​音乐:David FEDERMAN

主演:James DARCH, Kosa AKARAIWE, Cheryl DE LUCA


Los Angeles Film Awards 2020

Best LGBTQ Film

New York Film Award 2020

Best Director

Out&Loud Pune International Queer Film Festival 2021

Official Selection

Kashish Mumbai International Queer Film Festival 2021

Official Selection

Iven TU

Iven TU is an independent film director based in Toronto, Canada.

His last film was an award-winning documentary A CELLO IN THE SUBWAYA. His film strives to explore a greater understanding of race, immigration, gender identity, and spirituality.