30.09. - 09.10.2021

This Worldly Life China 2015 | 95 min | OV with German subtitles | Colour | FF 2015

Zhai Yixiang

ZHAI YIXIANG (*1987) belongs to a new generation of Chinese independent directors. His debut This Wordly Life was shown in 2014 at FILMFEST HAMBURG. Mosaic Portrait is his second feature film.

rated for 0 + years
The Buddhist monk Shuangquan is having to come to terms with the disintegration of his world: his abbot has fled, swindlers disguised as monks have turned up in the area and are robbing the faithful and the area where the temple stands has been approved for demolition. Reason enough for Shuangquan to leave his religious life behind him and start an extremely secular life among petty criminals and prostitutes. Yet he keeps searching for his place in the world. Di Yixiang's impressive debut casts a melancholy look at the changing face of China and finds an ideal mirror for the sadness of his pictures in the face of his lead actor.

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


Original title: Huan Su
Film type: Fiction Feature
Original language: Chinese
Section: Asia Express
Language and subtitles: OV with German subtitles
Director: Zhai Yixiang
Screenplay: Zhai Yixiang
Cast: Wang Pei, Qiu Endian, Huang Hui, Li Qianyi, Sun Huanzhong, Shao Hehe, Li Renhua, Sha Tang
Producer: Li Ruoyu
Director of Photography: Li Chunyu
Production Design: Zhai Yixiang
Editor: Shi Xiaofei, Zhai Yixiang
Sound: 0
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Format: dcp
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Production: Blackfin Beijing Culture&Media Co., Ltd.


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