Inspired by the Chinese folk story called ‘Monkeys Grasp for the Moon’ and the proverb “To not see the wood for the trees“
This is a story of expressing ‘Content is better than riches’. At the beginning of the story, the protagonist was so sad that he escaped to the fountain to make a wish because his inner desires were not satisfied. The act of making a wish is also an act to satisfy his own desires with the help of external forces.
The water elements within the film are like mirrors, they are symbolically a reflection of ourselves, reflecting our own desires. The title express that 'what you seem to want is obscuring what you really need and what will make you happy.'
'Those who are content are happy. Examine your desires and your heart and set yourself free.'



这只影片的灵感来自中国民间故事“猴子捞月”和谚语“一叶障目”。
在这个信息接受和传递分享过分富足的年代,人类们潜在的欲望会被外在的信息所控制和牵引,从而导致过剩的欲望无限膨胀,从而导致各种负面情绪困扰和社会性麻烦。特别是在2020年这个因为全球疫情纵使虚拟交流和线上社交媒体被飞速发展和运用的一年。也许与其过度的接受外界复杂的信息,学会屏蔽一些不必要的信息才是我们内心修行的开始,我所想表达的是希望2021年是个转折点,能有越来越多的人比起物质世界的欲望和重视能更加重视内在和精神世界的富足。

这是一个表达“知足者常乐”的故事。在故事的开头主角因内心的各种欲望没有被满足而失落地逃到了喷泉池前去许愿,而许愿本身也是一种借助外界力量来满足自我欲望的行为。我们运用了大量的水面的画面,水就像镜子一样,是我们自身的倒影,照映出我们本身的欲望。而标题一叶障目,也表达眼前那些你看似渴求的东西,遮掩住了你真正需要的东西和真正能让你快乐的东西。“古人常云知足者常乐,也许尝试着去审视自己的欲望和和自己的内心,去解放真正的自己,能让自己活的更轻松。









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