In A New York Minute / Directed by Ximan Li / 100 min / Narrative Feature / USA / English & Chinese
Three strangers accidentally discover the solution to their problems lies in a single pregnancy test. Amy is haunted by a past breakup that has manifested into an eating disorder. Angel is caught between a loveless marriage to an American businessman and a passionate affair with a Chinese writer. Nina moonlights as an escort in order to support herself.
Based on a Chinese short story, In A New York Minute takes a slice-of-life look at relationships highlighted by its Asian and Asian American led cast. First time writer/director Ximan Li leads a female driven production crew to create an intimate character study that interprets love from three different points of view. The film stars Celia Au, Amy Chang, Yi Liu, with Ludi Lin and Cheng Pei Pei.
Director Biography - Ximan Li
Ximan “Mandy” Li was born in Shenyang, China before moving to Beijing at a young age. Hailing from a film family background, Ximan, whose father is a producer, naturally adopted a passion for filmmaking. She attended China's prestigious Central Academy of Drama with a focus on directing. Afterwards, she traveled to the United Stated to enroll in Pasadena's ArtCenter College of Design, earning a Masters of Fine Art degree in film production. Upon graduating, Ximan journeyed to New York to film her first feature “In A New York Minute.”