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Goodbye First Love
A film by Shuli Huang
Year|2024 Duration|13 min
Territory |China
World Premiere|Venice


He pays him a visit in Frankfurt during his work trip in Europe. He talks about their time in Beijing. He listens, sometimes, answers, unblurring those seemingly important details, which do not matter any longer. Fresh weariness and worn-out joy. This could be the last time he sees him.


Shuli Huang

Shuli Huang is a writer-director and cinematographer born in Wenzhou, China.
His second short film, Will You Look At Me, premiered at the 61st Semaine de la Critique where it was awarded Queer Palm of Festival de Cannes 2022, and went on to win Short Film Jury Award at Sundance Film Festival 2023. Goodbye First Love, his latest short film will premiere in competition at Berlinale Shorts 2024.
As a cinematographer, Shuli lensed several Chinese independent feature films including Farewell, My Hometown, which received the New Currents Award at Busan International Film Festival 2021, and Borrowed Time, selected for International Film Festival Rotterdam 2024.
Shuli studied film production and cinematography at Beijing Film Academy. In 2019, he moved to New York City, pursuing an MFA in film directing at New York University’s Graduate Film program.


Exposed Pictures


Simu Chen
Shuli Huan


Director: Shuli Huang
Screenplay: Shuli Huang, Simu Chen
Producer: Shuli Huang
Cinematography: Shuli Huang
Editing: Shuli Huang
Sound: Jingxi Guo
Co-prodcuer: Kunao Yan

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