KNIFE IN THE CLEAR WATER – Qingshui li de daozi

COMPETITION

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Wang Xuebo

China

Synopsis

In the far mountains of Ningxia province, the old Ma Zishan mourns his recently-deceased wife loved by everyone in the village and in the family. For her 40-day disappearance ceremony, their son wants to sacrifice their only bull. If his father Zishan is not against it, his sorrow and his love for the old animal make him wonder. And even his prayers or the Imam do not seem to be able to erase his doubts. Until one morning when the old bull, as if foreseeing its impending death, all of a sudden stops eating and drinking.

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Country

China

Year

2016

Duration

1h33

Format

In color

Language

In Mandarin

Subtitling

Arabic, English & French

Data sheet

Directed by

Wang Xuebo

Produced by

Wang Xuebo, Wang Zijian, Chen Cheng & Chen Jian – Blackfin (Pékin) Culture & Media

Written by

Shi Shuqing, Wang Xuebo, Ma Jinlian & Mayue

Cinematography

Wang Weihua

Editing

Liao Qingsong, Guo Xiaodong & Wang Xuebo

 

interpretation

Yang Shengcang (le père/Father), Yang Shengcang (le fils/Son), Zhou Jinhua (la belle-sœur/Daughter-in-law), Yang Fan (Gaxi), Yang Xue (Fa Tumai)

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