Film - Spotlight Filmfest 2016


Directed by Larry Yang


Director: Larry Yang
Section: Spotlight
Country: China
Year: 2015
Language: Mandarin
Version: Original version with English subtitles
Cast: Yueting Lang, Ziyi Wang



Set in a remote, spectacularly scenic mountain village in China in the mid 1980's, MOUNTAIN CRY weaves a tale that begins with the sudden violent death of a man under unusual circumstances, leaving behind a mysterious widow - - a young mute woman with two young children. The broken family, strangers from a distant province, upsets the village’s tight-knit traditional community structure. As the local village leaders struggle with how to handle the matter, the widow forms a bond with the hardworking young man who is tasked with providing for her and her children, and both he and the villagers discover that she has a dark story to tell, and the power to tell it wordlessly. Adapted from the prize-winning novel by Ge Shuiping.

Meet the director


Larry Yang

Larry Yang earned Master’s degrees in Film from both the Beijing Film Academy and the University of Edinburgh. SORRY, I LOVE YOU, the story of an adopted Chinese-Canadian young man searching for his roots, held its world premiere at United Nations headquarters in New York in November 2013.


Screenplay: Larry Yang
Director of Photography: Patrick Murguia
Film Editor: Yuchun Dou
Composer: Nicolas Errèra
Production Designer: Jeffrey Kong
Costume Design: Yong Chen
Sound: Steve Miller
Producer: Ellen Eliasoph, Victoria Hon
Production Company: Hairun Pictures Co., Ltd., Village Roadshow Pictures Asia Limited
World Sales: Fortissimo Films