Yesterday I Was the Moon


LIN Yihan

20 minutes | 2021 | Fiction | Mandarin and Fuzhou Dialect | English Subtitles
World Premiere

11:45 AM, SAT, AUG 13
Innis Town Hall
Screening with

Back to One (15 min), Eve, Eve (15 min), Fishbowl (15 min), Hypnogogic (9 min), The Trapped Pig (16 min), As I Lay Dying (20 min)

Dreaming about her dead son frequently, grandma and her grandson embark on a journey to find a psychic. Yesterday has been buried in a pile of rubble, but memories linger on.


LIN Yihan was born in Fuzhou, China and is now based in Shanghai. She holds a BFA degree in Media and Communication Design from Tongji University and an MFA degree in Cinema Directing from Columbia College Chicago. Her works mainly explore subtle relationships amid individuals and between human and space, in the contemporary context. Her 2019 short Anchor was selected into Clermont-Ferrand International Short Film Festival Short Film Market and Blow-up Arthouse Filmfest Chicago. Her 2020 short Inside and Outside the Wall premiered at the 2021 Slamdance Film Festival. 


  • Director: LIN Yihan
  • Principal Cast: LIN Amei, LIN Zebang, SHI Jintian
  • Producer: Robert GUO, ZHANG Xiaoxiao
  • Screenplay: LIN Yihan
  • Cinematographer: Tao Kio Qiu
  • Editor: LIN Yihan
  • Production Designer: Amanda JIANG Xiaoxuan
  • Sound: HE Junyi
  • Music: TSENG Hua-Hsuan
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