30.09. - 09.10.2021

Mosaic Portrait China 2019 | 108 min | OV with English subtitles | Colour | FF 2019

YiXiang Zhai

YIXIANG ZHAI (*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
What begins as a classic whodunnit, slowly turns into an intelligent reflection on the conflict of differing points of view When the migrant worker Xu returns to his home province, he learns that his 14-year old daughter Ying is pregnant. The father is allegedly a teacher. But neither the police enquiries nor Xu’s own furious efforts nor the investigation by a reporter from the city lead to a single truth. The deeper they get into the story, the more indistinct correlations become, as an apparently unambiguous overall picture disintegrates. The film itself rejects unambiguousness and performs a confusing game of changing perspectives on the part of the protagonists, both of the world and of each other.

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Original title: Ma Sai Ke Shao Nü
Film type: Fiction Feature
Original language: Mandarin
Section: Asia Express
Language and subtitles: OV with English subtitles
Director: YiXiang Zhai
Screenplay: YiXiang Zhai
Cast: Wang Yanhui, Wang Chuanjun, Zhang Tongxi
Producer: Zijian Wang
Director of Photography: Wang Weihua
Production Design: Peng Shaoying
Editor: Matthieu Laclau, Yanshan Tsai
Sound: 0
Costume design:
Commissioning Editor:
Format: dcp
German Distributor:
World Sales: Rediance
Production: Blackfin Production
Contact: Jing Xu, Rediance:


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