The Melancholy of Gods

2018 / 48' / Macao / In Cantonese and Mandarin with Chinese & English subtitle / Color

This film is a letter to my aunt, hoping that both of us will find solace sometime soon.


Lei Cheok Mei graduated from the Department of Filmmaking at Taipei’s University of the Arts. In 2015, she won the 1839 Young Photographer Award and was invited to host her solo exhibitions Semicolon and Talk to Eve in Taiwan. In 2017, she came back to Macao and held another solo exhibition “4:35p.m.” Her documentary “The Melancholy of Gods” won the Local View Power section at the International Film Festival & Awards, Macao in 2018 and “My Days in an Apartment” was nominated for the Best Documentary in the Golden Harvest Awards for Outstanding Short Films in 2019.