DRIFTING

Silent and introverted, Yan is bullied by his peers and treated like an outsider. Because he was born illegally as a second child under China’s one-child policy, his parents raised him as a girl and hid their elder daughter in the countryside. Now a young adult, Yan struggles with his gender identity. He doesn’t say a word, but his anger toward society seethes inside him. The only escape he can find is to drift around deserted parking lots in his father’s old taxicab.



  • Filmschool: University of California

  • Duration: 17 Min.

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tags: Loneliness, Family, Childhood, Queer, Feature Film

Cast: Sanming Han, Jiali Wang, Junxiong Wang, Bowen Hu

Credits

Screenplay: Hanxiong Bo

Director of Photography: Joewi Verhoeven

Film Editor: Yinong Xia, Hanxiong Bo

Composer: Mingxu Huang

Production Designer: Qiyang Sun

Costume Design: Ruoxuan Li

Sound: Nathan Ruyle, Peggy Duan

Make-up artist: Tingting Liu

Producer: Summer Yang

Production Company: University of California, L.A.

Director: Hanxiong Bo

biography

Hanxiong Bo grew up in Beijing and now lives in Los Angeles. He holds a master’s degree in film directing from the University of California in Los Angeles. DRIFTING celebrated its world premiere at the San Sebastián International Film Festival, where it was nominated for best short film. In 2020, Hanxiong Bo was selected to participate in Werner Herzog’s Film Accelerator workshop in the Colombian jungle.

Screenings

as Pantaflix Stream (95 Min.)