DN caught up with Luo Jian to talk visual and thematic inspirations, shooting on location in China, and the best advice to offer film students.
Q: Where did the idea arise to create a story about a woman giving birth to a jellyfish?
"Abortion can be a difficult subject to visually explore for two reasons: Firstly, for people who haven’t had the experience, how to best convey the isolation and absurdity of this emotional journey and how to have the audience taste something completely intangible i.e. a sense of loss. Secondly, how can I make sure this film can reach the audience in China, without being censored due to explicit/extreme images or dialogue.
I think human beings by nature are intrigued by and in need of personal stories, and I hope this film can find its audience."
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