In an ordinary Chinese winter, a small city junior high student, Yu, tries to quit her school aerobic dancing team.

南方少女 | She Runs - Qiu Yang

SHE RUNS is a slow short film, which may contrast with its title. But jokes aside, the slowness of the scene is the story’s strenght. Everytime we wait minutes for dialogue, while the main character moves slowly, it is a representation of the burden she carries around, of the silent suffering, of the need to escape. A brilliant work from the director and a great acting from the protagonist.

Title: SHE RUNS
Director: Qiu Yang
Country: China, France
Year: 2019
Running time: 20′