Director: Lin Oeding
Interpretation is a simple tale which speak volumes. A normal couple walks down the streets of the city at night after their date and on the other side of that street are three thugs who are, apparently, influenced by the work of Lao-Tzu ‘The Art of War’. As the movie progresses cutting from one scene to the other, the couple and the so called ‘bad-guys’ run into each other.
The film is about how different people interpret things in a way they see fit. The thugs believe that Lao-Tzu’s theories of war mean that it is fine to cause fights and gang up on other people. However, Dan, who is also trained in this art, interprets it differently, meaning he keeps peace until it is absolutely necessary to use force.
The film is gripping, tense and thrilling giving a hollow feeling of what happened next at the end but that’s a good thing.
This won a few awards back in 2009, not many, just a few.
2009 Carolina Film and Video Festival – Best Narrative Short
2009 Festivus Film Festival – Best Short Short
2009 New Jersey Film Festival – Best Short Film
2009 Tupelo Film Festival – Best Short Film
2009 Beverly Hills Short Film Festival – Best Short Film
2009 Hollywood FirstGlance Film Festival – Best Short Film
2009 Show Off Your Shorts Film Festival – Best Picture
2009 Boston Film Night – Best of Festival
2009 Foursite Film Festival – Best Domestic Short
2009 Action on Film International Film Festival – Best Fight
2009 Moondance Film Festival – Best Short Film
2009 NBC Universal Short Film Festival – Best Drama Short
2009 Columbus International Film Festival – Best Short Film
2009 Dragon*Con Short Film Festival – Best Action Short
2009 Red Rock Film Festival – Best Narrative Short
2008 Rockport Film Festival – Best Fiction Short