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
主演：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.
Los Angeles Film Awards 2020
Best LGBTQ Film
New York Film Award 2020
Iven TU is an independent film director based in Toronto, Canada.
His last film was an award-winning documentary A CELLO IN THE SUBWAY. His film strives to explore a greater understanding of race, immigration, gender identity, and spirituality.