04 Dic An interview with Lee Zhongqin, director of “Pink Fireworks”
Lee Zhongqin，Young writer and director
In 2018, he published a mystery novel Ouroboros.
He is a self-learned director, graduated with a MFA major from Communication University of China. He has been working as a screenwriter till now, with experiences of screenwriting for multiple films and televisions.
He is the screenwriter of Henan TV Station programs “Chinese Solar Terms” and “Chinese Festivals”.
Art as a practice, and not just in the abstract, is very highlighted in Pink Fireworks. How important do you think art and creativity are in a person’s life?
«Pink Fireworks» interprets the theme of the difficulty of understanding between generations of parents and children. Do you think this film can raise awareness of this issue?
The elderly and lonely are numerous in China as in much of the Western world. How did you document yourself to describe the lives of these people in such detail?
My parents are retiring soon, and their life is probably like the protagonist in the short film. This is my motivation and reason for making this short film.
The films aesthetic is particularly refined and apt to portray the delicate and introspective soul of the protagonist. How did you arrive at this result?
Now I make a living as a screenwriter and write novels. In addition, I am writing a feature film script based on the story theme of “Pink Fireworks”, which will be filmed later.