Lili Alone


ZOU Jing

22 minutes | 2021 | Fiction | Sichuanese Dialect and Mandarin Chinese | English Subtitles

The 74th Cannes Film Festival – Leitz Cine Discovery Prize for Short Film

Opening Night

7:30 PM, FRI, AUG 12
Innis Town Hall

Screening with
Keep Rolling (113 min)
All the Crows in the World (15 min)

Lili, a young mother, lives with her gambler husband in a remote part of Sichuan.

Lonely and poor, she heads for the city in a bid to earn enough money to save her dying father.


ZOU Jing, born in 1984, is a Chinese director and writer based out of Shanghai and Los Angeles. Jing came from literature background, but she found her calling when she began working at Shanghai International TV station as a director/editor on documentaries.

As a fanatic lover of literature and philosophy, Jing has always loved writing. Lili Alone is her first short film. Her ultimate goal is to write and direct feature films that explore the truths in modern China life.



  • Director: ZOU Jing
  • Principal Cast: HUANG Lili
  • Producer: WANG Yang, QIU Yang
  • Screenplay: ZOU JING
  • Cinematographer: Liangzi
  • Editor: Hsu Yen Ching
  • Sound: MO Huijia
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