No longer a Child 佟年不童年
CHINA /2019/ Drama /26’29”
Wang Guanxiang 王冠翔
Shanghai Institute of Visual Arts 上海视觉艺术学院
Tongnian suffers from “Angelman Syndrome”, forcing his family to spend away most of their savings for his treatment. Eventually fed up with the financial pressure that Tongnian puts on the family, his father attempts to abandon Tongnian. Unwilling to let go of her child, Tongnian’s mother leaves the family with Tongnian to raise him all on her own. After many years, Tongnian grows up to become an adult, and his mother passes away, losing his only source of income. He is suddenly forced to learn how to live an independent life amongst the realities of society. He struggles to find a job, his landlord pushes him for rent and threatens to throw him out, and all the while passers-by remain indifferent to Tongnian’s plight. Despite the difficulties posed by this new reality, Tongnian remains strong, waiting for that one day when society will accept him for whom he is.