Here Comes the Groom
Release year: 2019
Run time: 47 mins
Film type: Fiction
Here Comes the Groom tells a story of five young women getting ready for the protagonist’s imminent wedding. The bride, out of the sheer blue, informed three of her best girlfriends that she was about to get married. On the wedding day, though all having butterflies in their stomaches, the three young women, one after another, turned up at the bride’s apartment. Before the groom’s appearance, the four young women and the bride’s help developed a little drama first. It turned out that everyone had a skeleton in her closet that she wanted to hide from the rest. Inside the apartment, the women are anxious but also afraid of the approaching “invader.” Is the situation a metaphor for the whole generation of educated young women? Are they anticipating a happy climax or a total disaster?
Kunyang is a published writer, playwright, and independent filmmaker. He studied computer science at Wuhan University of Science & Technology before moving to the United Stated in 2007, where he studied creative writing and filmmaking. Beginning in 2009 when he founded his PVC Movie Studio, Kunyang has written and directed several short movies named Room Series and later his feature films Xu’s Little Lover I/II (2013, 2018), Xu: A Facetious Chinese (2014), Here Comes the Groom (2019), and Before Graduation (2020). Three of his movies have been enlisted and awarded in several film festivals including the Macau International Movie Festival (2019) and Hong Kong International Youth Film Festival (2020).
As a writer, Kunyang has published a novel in English – The College of Corn (2017) by Harvard Square Editions in New York and two books in Chinese – Tackling Chinglish (2020) in Guangzhou and Independent Filmmakers’ Startup Book (2020) in Chengdu, China.