Jianjie Lin

After obtaining a bachelor’s degree in bioinformatics, Jianjie Lin’s passion for deciphering human existence led him to filmmaking. He received his MFA degree in filmmaking from New York University's Tisch School of the Arts. His short films, A Visit (2015), a satire about corruption and vanity, and Gu (2017), about a family’s last reunion at court, were screened at many international film festivals. Hippopotami, his latest short, which he shot before the feature, is in post-production. It looks at the harshness and absurdity of life through the eyes of a little girl. Brief History of a Family is his feature film debut.

Brief History Of A Family

A film by Jianjie Lin

2024 - China/France/Denmark/Qatar - Thriller

A middle-class family’s fate becomes intertwined with their only son’s enigmatic new friend in post one-child policy China, putting unspoken secrets, unmet expectations, and untended emotions under the microscope.