30.09. - 09.10.2021

Mr. Zhang Believes China 2015 | 135 min | OV with English subtitles | Colour and B&W | FF 2015

Jiongjiong Qiu

Qui Jiongjiong (*1977) began his creative career as a painter before presenting his first feature film Moon Palace in 2006. His subsequent films became a regular feature of both independent film festivals in China and internationally. Chi is his fifth full-length feature.

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Zhang Xianchi was born in the 1930s into a family of supporters of the Kuomintang, the nationalist party of China and adversary of the Communist party under Mao Zedong. In his youth, he became a "leftist progressive" and a Communist party supporter. After the founding of the People's Republic, he was seen as a dissident on the right of the party and a counter-revolutionary, was arrested in 1957 as an enemy of the people and then spent decades of imprisonment in labour camps. The film interweaves interviews conducted with Zhang Xianchi after his release with fictional theatrical restagings of his memories, creating a biography stretching over 30 years and covering the political upheavals of modern China.
Original title: Chi
Film type: Documentary Feature
Original language: Chinese
Section: Asia Express
Language and subtitles: OV with English subtitles
Director: Jiongjiong Qiu
Screenplay: Jiongjiong Qiu
Cast: Ma Xiao'ou, Cai Yifan, Jimmy Zhang
Producer: All Ways Pictures
Director of Photography: Peng Fan
Music: Diao Lili
Production Design:
Editor: Jiongjiong Qiu, Marie Pierre Duhamel
Sound: 0
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Format: dcp
German Distributor:
World Sales: All Ways Pictures
Production: All Ways Pictures
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