“If you love her, let her go” is easier said than done.
This young Taiwanese girl has set her sights on New York, and is finally leaving.
She’ll leave her father behind, and her father’s helper at the family noodle stand who has an unspoken but obvious crush on her.
She breaks it gently to the both of them.
They’re both not pleased, but they say their final goodbyes without any fanfare.
It’s a sombre time for all as they contemplate life without this cheery, loving woman. They can’t hold her back.
So here’s how they let go go, silently, and lovingly.
‘Mei’ is Arvin’s first short film.
It screened at 20 film festivals around the world and won seven film awards, including the Silver Bear (Jury Prize) at the Berlin International Film Festival, BAFTA Student Awards, and NYC Short Film Festival.