Why We Are Unhappy in Cities


Gang Zhao


Best Short Film

A youth's life falls into chaos following the breaking of his beloved lighter: his lover leaves him and he loses his job. The youth desperately seeks for a way to fix his lighter as a way to mend his ruined life, but in the process ends up losing the lighter itself.

When the youth finally sees his lighter again, he already has a newly born child, yet seeing the lighter in the hands of a stranger causes the youth to take desperate action ...

This is a movie that explores the relationship between people and things, and at the same time is a fable about city life.

Why We Are Unhappy in Cities

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