A new touching Chinese New Year short film by Apple. Apple has made a tradition since recent years to launch a short movie before Chinese New Year, made by famous directors and shot on iPhone.
The high-tech multinational just released their new film last weekend, directed by Lulu Wang and created by the team behind the Golden Globe nominated film, The Farewell.
This year’s movie is about a contemporary reimaging of a traditional Chinese New Year mythology ‘Nian’ monster (年兽). This beast is believed to come to villages mid-winter looking for food and is scared away by red colours and loud noise. Hence the red lanterns and poems on houses and loud firecrackers in the streets.
The picture includes the positive message of overcoming fear by curiosity and courage from which many of us can learn, especially in these times.