Short film from Apple for Lunar New Year, possibly for a short time only. Apple
tapped director Lulu Wang
to showcase the cinematic features of the tech company’s latest iPhone.
Wang, who wrote and directed 2019 feature film “The Farewell,”
directed a new short for Apple in celebration of Chinese New Year, “Nian,” which puts a fresh twist on a well-known Chinese folktale. (Watch above or at this link
.) The 11-minute film was directed by Wang and her team from “The Farewell” and shot on an iPhone 12
“Nian” tells the story of a brave young girl’s determination to find — and confront — the widely feared Nian beast. When she comes face to face with him, she discovers that Nian is not at all terrifying and the two strike up a beautiful friendship based on acceptance.