Xiao Mei- -
A film about the tormenting presence of absence. A young shop girl named Xiao Mei suddenly vanishes from her usual existence, without explanation or trace. Has she dissolved, or perhaps redeemed herself somehow? Nine people from her immediate surroundings try to fill the empty space left behind by this supposedly insignificant young woman. In a kaleidoscope of meandering memories, projections, confessions, interpretations, incantations and helpless speculations through which the young escapee wanders aimlessly, they attempt to solve the mystery of her disappearance.
A young girl named Xiao Mei suddenly vanishes. Without trace or explanation.
Each of the nine people who once appeared in her life tries to offer a piece of the missing puzzle. In a kaleidoscope of meandering memories, confessions and helpless speculations through which the young escapee wanders aimlessly, they attempt to solve the enigma of her disappearance. Brilliantly juggling elements of film noir, suspense and whodunit, director Maren Hwang in his debut feature explores the riddle of identity and how “truth” is constructed, in a fluid juxtaposition of reality and fiction, past and present.