30.09. - 09.10.2021

The Gracefully Dancing Girl China 2014 | 108 min | OV with English subtitles | Colour | FF 2015

Hang Zhu

Zhu Hang (*1991) was born in Chongqing in Central China and graduated from film school in 2014. His graduation film The Gracefully Dancing Girl was made without financial support for a budget of €1000.

rated for 0 + years
During the soaring economic and social optimism in China at the end of the 1990s, five pupils finish their schooling in the provinces. Their plans for the future are in part vague and dreamy, in part concrete and with clear aims: should they go to university or stay in their villages, live out their artistic ambitions or earn money, follow the wishes of their parents or those in their hearts? In his debut feature, Zhu Hang has made an allegorical coming-of-age story, which interweaves the romantic possibilities involved in growing up with surreal sequences and in the end creates a memorial to those who fell by the wayside.

This film is part of the special series "Chinese Independent Cinema".


Original title: Pian Pian Qi Wu De Gu Niang
Film type: Fiction Feature
Original language: Chinese
Section: Asia Express
Language and subtitles: OV with English subtitles
Director: Hang Zhu
Screenplay: Hang Zhu
Producer: Wei Wei
Director of Photography: Yu Hanzheng
Music: Bingkun Xu
Production Design: Shi Shaochun
Editor: Zhu Hang
Sound: 0
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