The Sea is a Chinese short film from Cannes Short Film Catalogue this year, and it’s represented in the Short Film Corner at the festival. The director Yifan Li has answered a couple of our questions at the Cannes 2016 Q&A.

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Yifan Li

What is your film about? What are the main topics raised by the story?
It’s a story about a lazy and bibulous fisherman who found a wooden hut in the middle of the sea.
He discovered that as long as the door is closed, he could get whatever he wants in his mind.
So, he decided to nail the door…​ ​the main topics is the lust of men.

Who is the target audience of your film?
Art film and experimental film lovers

Why did you decided to submit your short film to the Short Film Corner?
I think short film corner provides a great platform for the young directors to communicate with each other,
for me it’s even more important than screening or an award.


You can find the growing list of interviews of the Short Film Q&A from Cannes, here: