Microfilms took off in China in late 2011. These small budget films are shot by both up-and-coming directors and experienced filmmakers alike. They are also the favorites of advertisers.
What if time could be split so that we could know the outcomes of our decisions? That's the question this contemplative short film raises. In the first installment, we meet a young doctor caring for his ailing father.
Part two of this moving story sees our protagonist flash back to his childhood as he recalls fond memories of his beloved father.
Things take a strange turn as our hero enters the mysterious time archives where he learns that time has been split into two and he has an alternate self who has made different choices in life.
Jianshui gets to see what would have happened if he'd followed his colleague's advice and taken his father back to their hometown to live out his last days.
Back at the time archives, Jianshui is pretty confused. He discovers his dad left him a touching letter containing some solid fatherly wisdom and heartfelt memories.
Jianshui's father recalls what happened on his son's sixth birthday, shares more fond memories and continues to deliver advice from beyond the grave. He has a valuable lesson about living your life without doubting your choices.
A strange tale begins when a fight breaks out on a bus between an old man who lifts up a young woman's skirt and her boyfriend. When the old man begins foaming at the mouth, things get pretty weird...
We're transported back in time by the old man's memories told as a quirky, old-time style short called "Father," which depicts a sweet relationship between a heroic policeman and his daughter.
Time skips forward a decade to the Reform and Opening Era in this segment. The father struggles to find romance and raise his 16-year-old daughter.
Things get dark as the father discovers his daughter has been getting too close to a boy. But his anger quickly turns to remorse when she responds badly to his punishment.
A father fights with his daughter because she thinks he's getting older and neglecting to take care of himself properly. Then, after an awkward moment on a bus, the father decides to run off.
A daughter leads a lonely and miserable life, sexually harassed by her boss and missing her dad. However, meeting someone could bring a new light into her life and bring her and her father closer once more.
The meeting between the girl's father and the girl's new boyfriend doesn't go as expected. Everything turns out more complicated than planned and the lunch ends with everyone unhappy.
The girl's father is brutally attacked, leaving him with serious brain damage and memory loss.
Yan Yan reveals she will marry Xiao Li with little reaction from her father.
In the midst of Yan Yan's wedding, her father's memory suddenly returns!
Yan Yan's father holds his daughter's hand to walk her down the aisle, but is he ready to give her away?
Niu talks about her memories of growing up in a small town with her older brother and his best friend.
Niu explains how her brother, Dun, and "Four Eyes" started to get hooked on video games.
Niu talks about the favorite place Dun and "Four Eyes" loved to spend their time.
"Four Eyes" usually avoids confrontation- until one day.
"Four Eyes" leaves his friends behind and finds a girlfriend in the city. Refusing to work for his father's company, he begins an unfruitful job search.
After failing to find work and watching his girlfriend drive off with her director, "Four Eyes" decides to work for his father's company.
"Four Eyes" is now a manager at his father's company while his best friend, Dun, is still hot and heavy into video games, working at a game shop and commentating on games as a hobby.
Dun is gearing up for his first television appearance as a commentator for Supreme Entertainment.
Dun is devastated when his very own script is given away and his lines delivered by someone else.
By a stroke of luck, Dun reunites with long-lost "Four Eyes."
Dun and "Four Eyes" catch up at a local restaurant and reminisce about old times.
Unable to find their favorite game anywhere in town, Dun and "Four Eyes" decide to take matters into their own hands.
Dun is looking for new challengers while "Four Eyes" has his eye on the future. Niu is now teaching young children.
An overnight internet sensation, Xiao Bao is a child star who is already making his third film. However, there are challenges to being a child actor, both on and off of the set.
Xiao Bao talks about how he was accepted by Michael Jackson's dance teacher and when he was first picked up by national and international TV shows.
Xiao Bao's mother explains her thoughts on her son's road to stardom and how his father has contributed to his son's success.
Xiao Bao's parents watch as their child rises into stardom, but still very much want to cherish every moment of his childhood.
Sun Hao Yang plays a "piano" while his sister gives him some news.
The young man applies for a job as a piano teacher, but ends up being a janitor at the studio instead.
Sun Yao Yang befriends a young girl from the piano studio. He tries to register for a piano competition, only to have the door slammed in his face.
When Sun Hao Yang is bullied by a student at the studio, the young girl stands up for him.
With some persuasion by the young girl, Sun Hao Yang is finally able to participate in the piano competition.
Children thank the country for their charitable efforts.
Does cashmere come from sheep or goats?
Unbeknownst to his grandma. Gao Ling makes arrangements for a trip to Xinghuo Village,
The driver Gao Ling booked arrives to pick him up.
When his car gets towed, Gao Ling's driver decides to take him to the mall.
Gao Ling decides to buy a fighting fish for his friend, Hong Liang.
After lunch and a movie, Yu Meng asks Gao Ling for a favor.
Yu Meng uses his new friend, Gao Ling, as a chick magnet.
Yu Meng realizes Gao Ling is gone and sets off after him.
Gao Ling eventually finds his way to Xinghuo Village, only to discover that it's not the Xinghuo Village he intended to reach.
As he heads home, Gao Ling receives an unexpected call.
Gao Ling makes amends with Yu Meng as he prepares for the challenge ahead.