KNIFE IN THE CLEAR WATER
Film - CineVision Competition Filmfest 2017

KNIFE IN THE CLEAR WATER

Directed by Xuebo Wang

Info

Director: Xuebo Wang
Section: CineVision Competition
Country: China
Year: 2016
OT: QINGSHUI LI DE DAOZI
Language: Mandarin
Version: Original version with English subtitles
Cast: Shengcang Yang, Shengcang Yang, Jinhua Zhou, Fan Yang, Xue Yang
18+

Logline

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

KNIFE IN THE CLEAR WATER

Xuebo Wang

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.

Credits

Screenplay: Shuqing Shi, Xuebo Wang, Jinlian Ma, Yue Ma
Director of Photography: Weihua Wang
Film Editor: Qingsong Liao, Xiaodong Guo, Xuebo Wang
Production Designer: Wei Yang
Sound: Kang Fu
Producer: Xuebo Wang, Zijan Wang, Cheng Chen, Jian Chen
Production Company: Beijing Ocean&Time Culture Communication Co,.Ltd, Zhejiang Jiashang film and media Co., Ltd., Xinhuanet Co Ltd., Sichuan Branch Ning Xia Ming Dao Culture Development, Limited Co., Ltd., Beijing Bolaa Advertisement Media Co., Ltd., Blackfin (Beijing) Culture & Media Co., Ltd.
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