Girl with a Thermal Gun

Rongfei Guo

China | V.O. chinese | ST French | 2020 | 12 min | color | Fiction | Quebec Premiere

During the pandemic, a grocery delivery man is busier than ever. He receives orders, fills shopping carts, and delivers packages. Receive, fill, deliver from dawn to dusk, day in and day out. He navigates strange streets and knocks on unfamiliar doors. As he grows tired, a feeling of loneliness washes over him and he begins to feel defeated—until he suddenly finds a thermal gun pressed to his forehead.

Director Rongfei Guo
Production Arrow factory
Distribution Arrow factory


Rongfei Guo

Born in 1991, Rongfei Guo is a Chinese filmmaker who graduated from New York University where she majored in Documentary as a three-time scholarship recipient. Her films have been selected into over 40 international film festivals and won over 15 awards. She is currently developing her debut feature Dear Red which has been selected for the 2021 Festival de Cannes Cinefondation Residence and CFDG Young Director Support Program. She was awarded the Student Academy Award in 2016 for her graduate thesis film Fairy Tales. The film won the Best Short Documentary Award at Melbourne International Film Festival and Asian American Film Festival. During Covid-19, she made her first musical short film Girl with a Thermal Gun and the film won the Best Narrative Short Award at Tribeca Film Festival and Special Jury Award at Flickerfest International Film Festival.