INTERFILM 39 International Short Film Festival Berlin
14 - 19 November 2023



Return to Youth

Mel Sangyi Zhao // China, United States // 2022 // 17:20 min

Live Action

When cosmetic institute staff intrusively suggest that 50-year-old ex-dancer Bing consider vaginal rejuvenation surgery, she pushes back. Sharing a smoke with a teenage stranger, she grasps what truly keeps one young.

Actor: Xiaobing Zhao

Producer: Luyao Ma

Director: Mel Sangyi Zhao

Sales Agent: Mel Sangyi Zhao

Editor: Mel Sangyi Zhao

Script: Mel Sangyi Zhao

Sound Mixing: Aidan Reynolds

Art Design: Jessica Lingwei Xiong

Director of Photography: Luc Yikai Wu

The film is shown in the following programs


Emotions in Motion

16.11.23, 17:00h, Pfefferberg Theater

17.11.23, 18:00h, Zeiss-Großplanetarium Kino

19.11.23, 15:30h, Rollberg Kino