Directed by Rhyme Lu
Inspired by a true crime story. 25-year-old Chinese undocumented immigrant Yuzhong Chen has been bouncing from state to state, working in Chinese restaurants as a “stir fry.” He willingly bows his head and works as a modern slave in hopes that one day he will have a real and proud life: his own restaurant, a wife, and a family. The key to this life is a legal identity, and he moves to Los Angeles to seek it through asylum fraud. There he meets and falls in love with a waitress, Shawshaw. His dreams are getting closer and closer, but Yuzhong suddenly receives a phone call from his lawyer that he has missed his court hearing. Where will the tide of fortune take him?
– New Era Film Festival Beijing 2017 – Best Short Film
– Riverside International Film Festival 2018 – Best Student Film Nomination
– Amsterdam International Film Festival
– AFMA Film Festival of Young Cinema – Best Director
Rhyme Lu is a director, a Chinese international storyteller, a hip-hop and urban dancer and a street fashion hyper who draws inspirations from the modern and traditional, from the east and west. Truth, courage, distance and vulnerability is what he rhymes.