CIAO CIAO

 

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

DIRECTOR

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.

FESTIVALS

INDIELISBOA - Official Selection

BERLINALE 2017 - Official Selection - Panorama

SIDNEY FILM FESTIVAL 2017 - Official Selection

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