28th Tokyo International Film Festival


My Original Dream

[ 我的青春期 ]

Director:Hao Jie

Drama Youth Drama

World Premiere

10/23 21:20-  Ticket sales have closed.  
10/26 10:20-  Ticket sales have closed.  
10/27 10:40-  Ticket sales have closed.  

107min. Mandarin Color | 2015 China | 


Teenager Zhao Shanshan begins to fall secretly in love with school beauty Li Chunxia, but a bully takes Li away by force. In a desperate university life, Zhao finds his interests in film and commits to saving his love.

This film vividly portrays the wanderings of a man’s heart, tracing his love for a woman from junior high school to adulthood, and the final outcome of his ongoing passion. Beginning in the mid-1980s, as China was developing into an economic power, the story follows the growth of a boy and his country. Hao Jie’s first two films, “Single Man” and “The Love Songs of Tiedan”, were both shown at TOKYO FILMeX and “Single Man” won the Special Jury Award. Like those works, reflecting Hao’s rural upbringing, this film contains autobiographical elements (but according to the director, it is not an autobiography). Depicting youthful sexual urges and adolescent dreams with a comic touch, the story takes an unexpected turn, displaying Hao’s remarkable genius.

Schedule & TicketData


10/23 21:20 - (107min)


Q&A : Hao Jie(Director/Screenplay), Bao Beier(Actor), Sun Yi(Actress)

Please note that the stage appearances of guests and scheduled time of the show may change according to circumstances.

Tickets ¥1300(Tax included)

Tickets (student) ¥1000 | Tickets at the Door (student) ¥500 (Tax included)



10/26 10:20 - (107min)


Q&A : Hao Jie(Director/Screenplay)

Please note that the stage appearances of guests and scheduled time of the show may change according to circumstances.

Tickets ¥1300(Tax included)

Tickets (student) ¥1000 | Tickets at the Door (student) ¥500 (Tax included)


Shinjuku WALD9 Theater3

10/27 10:40 - (107min)

Tickets ¥1300(Tax included)

Tickets (student) ¥1000 | Tickets at the Door (student) ¥500 (Tax included)


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Hao Jie

Born in He Bei province in 1981, Hao Jie is one of the new generation of directors on mainland China. His films, which focus on desire and the living dilemmas of nobodies in society, strong emotions, and uniqueness, have won many awards in several international film festivals with great popularity. His filmography includes Single Man (2010), The Love Songs of Tiedan (2012) and My Original Dream (2015).

Director/Screenplay : Hao Jie
Producer : Yang Cheng
Producer : Li Ling
Line Producer : Xin Ningning
Line Producer : Li Bin
Line Producer : Yang Ying
Cinematographer : Yang Jin
Sound : Wang Changrui
Art Director : Peng Shaoying
Editor : Zhu Lin
Music : Na Ri Sen
Music : Chuang Jai Hwan

Bao Beier
Sun Yi
Wang Peng

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