KNIFE IN THE CLEAR WATER
In the far mountains of Ningxia’s province, old Ma Zishan and his son are mourning his wife. Loved by everyone in the village and the family, the son wants to sacrifice their only bull for her 40 Days’ Absence ceremony. Zishan isn’t against it, but his sorrow and his love for the old animal give him doubts. Even his prayers and the Imam’s reassurance don’t seem to erase his doubts. Until one morning, the old bull stops eating and drinking. Has he seen the knife in the clear water?
Supported by Confucius Institute Headquarters
A Filmmakers Live panel will take place on June 30 in the Black Box under the title “China: The Revolution Goes on”
Meet the director
WANG Xuebo was born in December 1984. He started his film career as a producer, with films like Pema Tseden’s THARLO. The film Premiered in Venice in 2015 and won many awards including Tokyo FilmEx, Golden Horse awards, APSA, and Vesoul. Started in 2010, KNIFE IN THE CLEAR WATER was completed in 2016, and is WANG Xuebo’s first feature.