“The main character in The Looming Storm (2017) whose name is Yu Guowei (Yihong Duan) is a security guard at a Chinese state factory in the Ghunan province, where a lot of people work who live close nearby. A serial killer is on the loose as the police have found several dead women who were killed in the exact same way. Yu Guowei who wishes to achieve more in life decides to investigate the murders, even though he isn’t an official detective. Because he suspects someone he decides to devise a plan in which he uses a girl whom he is dating as a bait to lure the serial killer into his trap. After this things go horribly wrong, but I don’t want to spoil the rest. I believe that The Looming Storm as a film is trying to say that no matter how much you focus on achieving success. Things might not always go your way. Especially when you use somebody to achieve this success and hurt that person in the process. I’ve never experienced what the main character went through, but I understand that a person wants to achieve something in life. It just should not be at the cost of someone else. We all have ups and downs, but to me, it’s important to stay positive and face your challenges. When you encounter a setback you will eventually build a thick skin so you can overcome other setbacks head first.” – Terry Tao
Photo and story by Feargal Agard
Director: Yue Dong | Cast: Yihong Duan, Yiyan Jiang, Yuan Du
A review by FilmLAB 2019 participant Terry Tao. Find out more about his dreams and aspirations, Click Here.
You can see The Looming Storm at the CinemAsia Film Festival 2019 on the 8th & the 10th of March.
Festival programme: https://cinemasia.nl/en/film-programme-2019/programme-schedule/