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Constantly battling against time has become nothing short of a psychological epidemic in our fast-paced society, where even the act of contemplation induces anxiety. This short film, inspired by Virginia Woolf's "The Mark on the Wall," explores the repercussions of a momentary lapse during an exam. In the final minutes, a student, tasked with explaining the absence of plot in modern fiction, discovers a mark on the wall. As he grapples with this enigma, he descends into a "black hole," navigating both the academic query and life's fundamental question: In a life devoid of events, what bestows meaning upon existence?

Shucheng Yan

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