In ancient China, a Qin soldier seeks the legendary “Elixir of Immortality” to secure honor and change his family’s fate. Hunted and physically drained, guilt, longing, and desensitization consume him. Tragic deaths haunt his mind, pushing him to the edge of madness.

With unwavering resolve, he sacrifices all, only to realize the futility of his mission at the end. “Elixir’s Quest” is a poignant exploration of sacrifice, shattered dreams, and the indomitable human spirit. Prepare for a captivating journey through loyalty, love, and the cost of unattainable ambitions.


  • Tenglin Peng: Director
  • Tenglin Peng: Writer
  • Huanwei Wu: Producer
  • Zongsheng Liu: Key Cast, “jing”


  • Project Title (Original Language): 无方
  • Project Type: Experimental, Feature, Student, Short
  • Genres: narrative, family, war, period
  • Runtime: 29 minutes 30 seconds
  • Completion Date: June 1, 2023
  • Production Budget: 660,000 CNY
  • Country of Origin: China
  • Country of Filming: China
  • Language: Mandarin Chinese
  • Shooting Format: Digital
  • Film Color: Black & White and Color
  • First-time Filmmaker
  • Student Project: Beijing Film Academy