by Frant Gwo, Yang Li – China, 2011
('91, Digital, Original version with Italian subtitles)
Lee suffers from Time Perception Disorder (TPD), a rare psychological illness that makes one unable to judge the length of time. Lee holds a boring job and his biggest interest is to play video games. That is a hobby inspired by Lee’s uncle, who left Lee a mysterious video game disc. His uncle claims that anyone who beats the game would open the door of time travel. Lee’s life dramatically changed when Wang Qian steps into his life. Wang Qian also suffers from TPD so she understands Lee more than anyone else does. Their romance blooms and the two decide to be together. Unfortunately, tragedy strikes and the happy days end abruptly. Wang Qian is killed in a traffic accident after Lee quarrelled with her. Lee’s world collapses. Feeling extremely guilty and desperate, he suddenly comes up with a crazy idea: Beat the video game his uncle left, open the door to time travel and save his girl. From that point on Lee embarks on an amazing journey.
Frant Gwo was born in 1980. He graduated from Hainan University in 2003 with a Bachelor’s degree of Laws. He worked in the program of Asian Music Center in China Channel as a program packaging producer. As the executive director of Concord Media (Beijing), he is engaged in film, TV commercials, the planning of television programs. He co-directed his first feature film Lee’s Adventures in 2011.
Li Yang was born in 1981. He finished the college studies in Germany majoring in computer science and he studied at School of Animation of Beijing Film Academy. Li Yang worked at an advertising agency as a storyboard artist and in 2007, he began to create his first cartoon short Lee’s Adventure. After two and half years of work, his short was nominated for the Best Visual Effects Award at Beijing Film Academy, and won the Best Animation Short Award at 2010 Tudou Video Festival.