An animated short film directed and written by Mulan Fu, who also did the music and animation for the five minute film. A veritable one woman passion project which looks at Chinese cultural identity along with mother-daughter relationships.

A teenage girl deals with her mother having to do battle with a scary illness. Breast cancer invades her mother’s body. Though she is worried about losing her mother, this time deepens the bond between mother and daughter. In a case of role reversal, the girl becomes the caretaker. A time of love, loss, resilience, and what true beauty is.

With its hand drawn look and lack of dialogue, Beautiful packs a lot of punch into its precious few minutes. Filled with messages about true beauty being internal and strength of the mother-daughter relationship.

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