‘This is Not a Time to Lie’ by Lei Lei

A hallucinatory short that follows a doe-eyed protagonist on a quest through an imagined world, and was created using vintage book covers, a motif that director Lei Lei inherited from his graphic-designer father. “No plots, storyboards, or scripts were involved,” says the director.

CREDITS
Director/Animator: Lei Lei
Music: Li Xingyu
Rapper: J-Fever
Project commissioned by Nowness.com