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A film by Li Xiaofeng
Year|2020 Duration|119 min Language|Mandarin Country|China
World Premiere|Shanghai International Film Festival


Over the span of 15 years, SONG Hao, once a top senior student in high school, went on hiding from his crime of homicide which turned out to be erroneously identified. As he returns to his hometown as a grown man, it seems that everything has gone back to normal. His reunion with his old classmate PAN Xiaoshuang casts a bright light on his gloomy life. She provides him with warmth and healing that gradually tame the billows beneath the surface. He decides to start his life anew and reconcile with his father, in order to fulfill the nearly impossible self-salvation.


Li Xiaofeng

Li Xiaofeng co-wrote and played the lead in the 2009 Sundance selection Dada’S Dance, directed by the leading sixth generation director Zhang Yuan. He completed his directorial debut NE ZHA in 2014, and was nominated The Best New Director and The Best Adapted Screenplay at the 51st Golden Horse Award. The film was also selected for the New Currents competition at the 19th Busan International Film Festival, and won the Best Supporting Actress and the Best New Female Actress at the 18th Shanghai International Film Festival Channel Media Award. Li Xiaofeng finished his second film Ash in 2016, and was selected in the 22nd Busan International Film Festival and nominated at the 1st Pingyao International Film Festival, among many others.


Xiamen Maoying Media Co., Ltd. Tianjin Maoyan Weying Media Co., Ltd. Fujian Pingtan Turan Movie Co., Ltd. Shanghai Hanna Pictures Co., Ltd.


Zhang Yu, Song Jia
Wang Yanhui, Lee Hong-Chi


Executive producer: Huang Bo
Producer: Dun He
Screenwriters: Li Xiaofeng, Yu Xin
Cinematography: Piao Songri
Editor: Zhong Cheng


Shanghai International Film Festival
Official Selection

Pingyao International Film Festival

Cairo International Film Festival

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