说法 or Trying to Speak
A hopeful student meets with a Chinese professor and, in broken Mandarin, tries to explain exactly why he wants to take her class. But communicating in a new language is never easy. 说法 or "Trying to Speak" is a semi-autobiographical short film that asks how we communicate when we struggle to find the right words.
Written, performed, filmed, and edited by me. Made in the time of COVID. April 2020.