Filmfest 2019

German Age Rating

When both of her sons leave home, widow Lin Xiumei feels she is no longer needed. The sudden death of her only friend, Qing Er, who was 10 years her junior, reminds her of her mortality. Lin Xiumei decides to prove once more to herself and to everyone else how valuable and important she is, even if she's over 70. With the guidance of Qing Er's ghost and a goddess, she goes about reinventing herself.

Supported by Confucius Institute Headquarters, and in cooperation with Pingyao International Film Festival

tags: Aging, Family, Friendship, Feature film, Death

Cast: Ah-Leh Chang Gua, Kuei-Mei Yang, Tieh-Hsiang Ban


Screenplay: Yesir, Yibin Zhuang

Director of Photography: Joewi Verhoeven

Film Editor: Qian Ye

Composer: Lin Xu

Production Designer: Ye Liu

Costume Design: Mei Sheng

Sound: Cuu-Chih Tu

Producer: Xiaodong Hou

Production Company: Beijing China Film Directors' Guild Cultural Development Co., Ltd.

Co-Producer: Siyu Zeng

Co-Production Company: China UniCreative (Beijing) Pictures Co., Ltd., Shanghai Alibaba Pictures Co., Ltd., Youku Pictures Co., Ltd.res Co., Ltd.

World Sales: Parallax Films

Director: Yesir


Born in China's Fujian province in 1987, Ye Qian has long been interested in fashion design. His work has earned him several awards and recognition as one of 30 notable Asian artists by Forbes magazine. In 2015, he chose to enroll in the Beijing Film Academy. KOALI & RICE is both his thesis project and his first feature film.