The SONG OF SISYPHUS
25 二月 2020

The short film depicts three Chinese women of different ages’ heartfelt monologue relevant to their memories, dreams, and realities. The director pieces together psychological activities and behavior orientation of these three women in the face of suffering, revealing the seemingly different but actually extremely similar fate of whom: unconscious evasion of contradictions. Three women with independent spiritual stopped questioning when they encountered fundamental problems——young female dancer chooses to keep dancing to stop thinking about why she’s dancing, middle-aged female writer chooses sleep as an escape from the predicament of writing, while the elderly women who lived through the Cultural Revolution seem to have given little thought to such a question: What caused her husband’s early death? and who decides her destiny?

该短片通过三个不同年龄段的中国女性对各自的回忆、梦境与现实的自白,试图拼凑出三个有反思意识的女人在面对苦难时的心理活动与行为趋势,揭露出他们看似不同实际上极其相似的命运:对于矛盾有意识或无意识的规避。毫无疑问,三位女性都具备独立的精神意志,却在根本性的问题上停止了追问——年轻女舞者选择继续跳舞来停止思考自己为什么要去跳舞,中年女作家选择睡觉的方式去逃离写作时遭受的困境,而经历过文革的老年女性,似乎几乎没有去想过这样一个问题:是什么导致了自己丈夫的早逝,又是谁决定了自己的命运走向?