CROSSING THE BORDER – ZHAOGUAN

CROSSING THE BORDER - ZHAOGUAN

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Title in latin alphabet GUO ZHAO GUAN | Original Title 过昭关 | International title Crossing The Border – Zhaoguan

Status Completed | First commercial release date 20 mai 2019 (China) | Duration 90 min | Language Mandarin | Country China | World Premiere PYIFF

LOG LINE

Ning Ning is sent back to his grandfather for the summer vacation. An unexpected road trip is about to set…

SYNOPSIS

During the summer vacation, Ningning, a seven – year- old boy was sent back to the countryside to be taken care of by his 77-year-old grandfather Li Fuchang. Li accidentally learned that an old friend had suffered a stroke and was dying. He decided to ride a motorbike with his grandson and visit the old friend who lived in 500 kilometres away. On the way, they met a frustrated young man,a grumpy middle-aged trucker and a lonely old beekeeper. In contact with those people, the grandfather and grandson conducted a philosophical dialogue on death and memory.

 
DIRECTOR'S BIOGRAPHY

HUO Meng (b.1984, China) was admitted to a major in law at the Communication University of China. In 2006, he started his master degree in cinema at the Communication University of China. During his studies, his short film “Hongguang’s Holidays” was awarded the Best Student Short Film Award of Beijing University Film Festival and was included in the 3rd Asian Youth Image Exhibition. In 2017, Huo Meng completed his second feature film “Crossing The Border – Zhaoguan “.

GENRE

Road trip | Second film | Family

DIRECTOR

HUO Meng

CAST

YANG Taiyi, LI Yunhu

KEY CREW

Producer: HUO Meng, YANG Gaoyang, YU Qi
Script: HUO Meng
Music: Fabio G. ANASTASI
Sound Directors: LI Tao, Mark WU
Editors: HUO Meng

 

SELECTED FESTIVALS & AWARDS

Best Director, FEIMU Awrad
Pingyao International Film Festival

Section “On Transmission” for the 70th Berlin International Film Festival