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2018 Asian American International Film Festival

GOLD FORTUNE

Directed by Rhyme Lu

SHORT FILMS / USA / Drama / 26 mins / Chinese (Mandarin) with English subtitles

Plays In:
EVOLVING IMMIGRANTS

Village East Cinema
July 28, 2018 4:30 pm Not Available

Description

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


Director's Bio

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.



Plays in

  1. EVOLVING IMMIGRANTS

    SHORTS PROGRAMS
    What does it mean to leave home to build another? These films take us on a journey through time, highlighting the diversity and strength of the immigrant story.

    In This Program: GOLD FORTUNE, JUNE, WORTH, FINDING HOME (BRANDON), ALL QUIET ON THE HOME FRONT


Dates & Times

Plays In:
EVOLVING IMMIGRANTS

Village East Cinema
July 28, 2018 4:30 pm Not Available