2013, Colour, China, World Competition (full length movies)
Original language : Chinois
Subtitles language : s.t.f. (TM29.2 et CI.30.3) et s.t.a (CI.29.2)



Production Team

Director : Yazhou Yang, Bo Yang

Screenwriter : Yanwu Liu. D'après le roman de/Based on the novel by: Bi Feiyu

Cinematographer : Dong Wang, Xiaobo Ma

Editor : Dong Wei, Qiheng Feng

Cast : Yu Nan, Tao Zeru, Lin Hao, Vivian Wu

Music : Zai Lao

Film production and Sales : Jianmming Zhu, Xinghua City Chuangxing Culture and Arts Communication Media Co., Ltd., No 177 Chang An Road, Xinhua, Jiangsu (Chine), tél.: (+86-0523) 8325 00 68, chuangxing0608@163.com / Taizhou Fengcheng River Scenic Area Management Committee, Beijing (Chine), yangyazhou2005@qq.com



On an old barge moored close to a small village inhabited by old people and children, live young Wang Wang and his grandfather. The latter is immensely fond of the local doctor, Ms. Bei, who keeps prompting him to buy her a ring as proof of his good intentions. Wang Wang attends the local school, but, in the absence of maternal authority, with great reluctance. Then, one night, a young pregnant woman is discovered hiding on the boat, ready to give birth. With the arrival of her little baby girl, the young mother, already used to her river accommodations, opts to stay with them. Life on the barge is no longer the same. Wang Wang feels the stirring of adolescence and an Oedipal attraction to the young woman; the grandfather is diagnosed with dementia and and is warned that its first signs could soon manifest themselves; and the new young mother keeps a bag whose contents will later reveal a dark secret. Three people at a crossroads in their lives.



Born in Harbin, China in 1956, Yazhou Yang practiced medicine before enrolling in the Central Academy of Drama. He began his career as an actor at the Xi'an Film Studio then switched to directing. His credits include the popular TV series, Empty Mirror, and several features: STEEL HAPPINESS (1998), PRETTY BIG FEET (2002, shown at the MWFF), LOACH IS ALSO A FISH (2005, MWFF), SNOW IN THE WIND (2006, MWFF), REBORN (2010). Bo Yang studied at the University of Canterbury in New Zealand and began his career as an actor in television and cinema. After apprenticing as assistant director in several features, he made his directorial debut (with Yazhou Yang) in WINGS, shown in competition last year at the MWFF.



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