directed by SONG Chuan
Ciao Ciao, an arrogant young Chinese woman, returns to visit her parents in her hometown village, nestled in the heart of the mountains. She wants to return to Canton as soon as possible to set up a business with her friend Li Li. However, her parents ask her to stay to help them, but she hesitates and hangs around the village. At this point, she becomes an object of covetousness, especially to that of the wild Li Wei, the son of a wealthy contraband alcohol supplier.
DRAMA DCP/HD - 2017 - France, China - 83min
ORIGINAL TITLE 巧巧
CAST LIANG Xueqin, ZHANG Yu, HONG Chang, ZHOU Lin, WANG Laowu
ORIGINAL LANGUAGE Chinese
PRODUCED BY Zorba Production, HE Xiaoyun, HE Tai
Song Chuan was born in 1980 in Southern China. In 2006, he graduated with a master’s degree in ﬁlm making from the National Academy of Chinese Theatre and Arts in Beijing, and started writing and directing ﬁlms and documentaries for television.
His ﬁrst feature ﬁlm, Huan Huan, was made with non-professional actors from his village, and immediately received attention from Chinese and international ﬁlm festivals such as New York’s “New Directors, New Films” Festival in 2012.
Ciao Ciao is his ﬁrst professional feature ﬁlm. It received CNC World Cinema Support (Aide aux cinémas du monde), and was presented at the Cannes IFF at L’Atelier de la Cinéfondation 2013, in Oslo at the Sorfond Forum 2013, at the ACE coproduction lab in Hong Kong, March 2014. It has been selected for the Berlinale Panorama in 2017.
INDIELISBOA - Official Selection
BERLINALE 2017 - Official Selection - Panorama
SIDNEY FILM FESTIVAL 2017 - Official Selection