Unfolding with the rhythm of the seasons, Winds of Spring tells the tender story of a young girl who, driven by the irrepressible need for self-fulfillment, decides to leave the family nest. Keyu Chen employs her signature style of fluid transitions and fine, spare lines inspired by Chinese ink painting in her delicately crafted first film.Keyu Chen makes use of fine lines and fluid transitions in her delicately crafted first film, which tells the tale of a young girl who, driven by the irrepressible need for self-fulfillment, dreams of leaving the family nest.
Ages 11 to 15
Study Guide - Guide 1
Diversity - Identity
English Language Arts - Children's Stories/Fables
Family Studies/Home Economics - Adolescent Development
Media Education - Film Animation
A tender, short animation about a young girl with dreams of self-fulfillment. Ideal for classroom discussions, essays and activities related to literature, film, and coming-of-age narratives. Consider the use of colour, metaphor and symbolism in the film. What do you think they represent, and what effects or impressions did they have on you? Why do you think the filmmaker picked the images and symbols that they did? Choose a theme similar to the ones in the film (such as growing up, change, self-fulfillment, and so on) and describe what images, metaphors, symbols, and colours you would use and why. Compare your choices to those of your classmates.