Xu’s Little Lover II
Release year: 2013
Run time: 75 mins
Film type: Fiction
Jack Xu has turned the corner with regard to his middle-age crisis. Suddenly he is employed as a theatre director and he’s started to go out with women again. He’s been in an unacknowledged relationship with a college girl, Amber, for a while. She is lovely, ingenuous, and not afraid of speaking her mind in face of Jack’s pomposity. But recently Jack meets a budding writer, Lily. Lily just came back from the United States, and Jack is swept off his feet by her literary talent and exquisite taste in culture and art. Between the artless Amber and the bilingual dilettante, Jack seems to know what he wants. But does the disillusioned artist really? When Jack has knuckled under the orthodox middle-class society, will life take it easy on him?
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.