After the Snowmelt

After the Snowmelt

World premiere: Visions du Réel 2024 / Burning Lights Competition

On the threshold of adulthood, director Yi-Shan's best friend in high school, Chun, went trekking in Nepal with his boyfriend, Yueh, and promised to reunite with Yi-Shan. However, Yi-Shan loses contact with them and doesn't hear from them until two months later: they'd been trapped in a cave for 47 days due to unseasonable snowfall. Chun passed away three days before the rescue, leaving Yueh as the sole survivor. Yueh returns home and reveals a promise made between him and Chun: whoever survived had to share their story. To honor Chun's last wish, Yi-Shan takes up the camera and accompanies Yueh to the mountains to ask him about what happened in the cave. Gradually, Yi-Shan's journey overlaps with the one of her friends, blurring the boundary between past and present, and finally converges at the same destination. When Yi-Shan reaches the cave, she must confront the future alone.

A FILM BY Lo Yi-Shan | Taiwan/ Japan, 2024, 110' | Sales: Square Eyes