Eggplant

Toller Animationskurzfilm von Frau Yangzi She: „When taking pictures, Durian says eggplant instead of cheese.“

Telling the tale of a boy whose facial expressions display the opposite of what he he’s feeling (i.e. he looks sad when he’s happy), this is a short that is really about not fitting in and not being understood. It takes a high-concept pitch and centers it on a specific, relatable theme.

Yangzi She elaborates upon her inspiration: “It started from a language barrier. When I was trying to translate my script from Chinese to English, so many subtle emotions and messages were lost in translation. I didn’t want my story to be too specifically about two certain languages, so then I thought about expressions, the universal language we all speak.”