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Winter After Winter
冬去冬又来
A film by Xing Jian
Year|2019 Duration|110 min Language|Mandarin, Japanese, Russian Country| China World Premiere|Rotterdam

SYNOPSIS

Winter after Winter, shot in black-and-white, is set during the Japanese occupation of Manchuria. It is 1944 and the Japanese are searching for young men who can work as forced labour. In order to secure the bloodline, father Lao Si asks his youngest son to make sister-in-law Kun pregnant. Just when the shy boy is stooping over Kun, he and his brother are taken away. Without his father knowing, the youngest son returns seven months later and hides in Kun’s cellar. As a result, Kun does get pregnant, which leads to all kinds of complications.

DIRECTORS’ BIO

Xing Jian

Born in 1984 in Liao Ning Province, Xing Jian starts to learn painting at a very young age. He graduated from Lu Xun Academy of Fine Arts Middle School and Meishi Film Academy of Chongqing University, film photography major. His debut feature Seven Days won Best Art Contribution Award at the 39th Montreal World Film Festival in 2015.

PRODUCTION COMPANY

Shanghai Alibaba Pictures Co., Ltd
HH On-line Culture & Media International (Beijing) Co., Ltd.
Beijing Namdream Network Technology Limited Liability Company

CAST

Yan Bingyan, Gao Qiang, Liu Di,
Yang Fan, Zhang Zhiyong, Hibino Akira

KEY CREW

Screenwriter: Xing Jian
Director of Photography: Guo Daming
Editor: Wu Shitong
Art Designer: Xu Li
Composer: Dong Dongdong
Sound Designer: Luo Jun
Executive producers: Fan Luyuan, Liu Dachuan, Yin Chao
Chief Producer: Li Haihua
Producer: Yang Dandan

SELECTED FESTIVALS & AWARDS

International Film Festival Rotterdam
Bright Future

Göteborg Film Festival
Ingmar Bergman Competition

Hong Kong International Film Festival
Young Cinema Competition (Chinese)

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