A GENTLE NIGHT  [XIAO CHENG ER YUE]


China 2017 15 min original version with German and English subtitles
German premiere

by Qiu Yang
Script: Qiu Yang, DoP: Constanze Schmitt, Editor: Carlo Francisco Manatad, Production: a Wild Grass Films, Producer: Qiu Yang, LI Yi, Cast: Cai Zhuo, Li Shuxian

In a nameless Chinese city, a mother with her daughter missing, refuses to go gentle into this good night.

Qiu Yang was born and raised in Changzhou/China. He studied film directing at the Victorian College of the Arts in Australia. His short film A GENTLE NIGHT was awarded the Short Film Palme d’Or at the 70th Festival de Cannes. He became the first ever Chinese director to receive this award. In 2015, his short UNDER THE SUN was selected for the 68th Festival de Cannes and 52nd Taipei Golden Horse Award, the film is now selected for more than 80 international film festivals. He is currently developing his first feature project UNDER THE SUN, which was selected for the CineMart 2016 and Cinéfondation Residence 2017 and was awarded the CNC screenwriting grant during the 70th Festival de Cannes.

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