liang qiao/china/120MINS/North America premiere
The story begins with Vince Kang, a reporter in Beijing, going back to his hometown to report on a crested ibis, a treasured species of bird that has appeared there. As the bird is pursued and hidden, everyone’s interests are revealed and their scars, both mental and physical, are opened anew. In addition, the environmental pollution, a consequence of China’s development, is brought to light.
The story, told from the perspective of a returnee, reveals the living conditions of rural China and exposes the dilemmas of humanity. In the end, Vince, the renegade, has no alternative but to make a compromise with his hometown.
GAO ZIFENG, MENG HALYAN, JHAO ZIFENG, HE MIAO, WAN PEILU
Script LI YONG
Camera HUANG LIAN
Design YANG ZHIWEN
Sound HU MAI, HAO CONG
Producer DUAN PENG
Liang Qiao is a professor in the film directing department at the Beijing Film Academy. He has directed more than 20 films and television series. His films have garnered prizes in numerous prestigious film festivals around the world.
PUPPY LOVE 2017, feature
CRESTED IBIS 2017, feature
KEELUNG 2014, feature
MY OWN PRIVATE DEUTCHLAND 2007, feature