In ‘Rice, Ribs and Tea,’ a Chinese couple’s wedding anniversary takes an unexpected turn when the husband forgets the special day. As disappointment looms, the wife discovers that love isn’t about grand celebrations, but the small gestures of caring in everyday life. This touching short film delves into the essence of true affection, celebrating the beauty found in simplicity and genuine connection.


  • Lenti Liang: Director
  • Lenti Liang: Writer
  • Mark Sanchez: Producer
  • Weiwei Meng: Key Cast
  • Xiaozhe Liu: Key Cast
  • Shubham Modi: Director of Photography


  • Project Title (Original Language): 米饭排骨酱醋茶
  • Project Type: Short, Student
  • Genres: Romance, Drama
  • Runtime: 5 minutes 53 seconds
  • Completion Date: November 1, 2023
  • Production Budget: 500 USD
  • Country of Origin: United States
  • Country of Filming: United States
  • Language: Mandarin Chinese
  • Shooting Format: Digital
  • Aspect Ratio: 16:0
  • Film Color: Color
  • First-time Filmmaker
  • Student Project: University of Southern California