KNIFE IN THE CLEAR WATER

QINGSHUI LI DE DAOZI

By Xuebo WANG

ASIAN SHADOWS - CHINESE SHADOWS - as SALES All rights, World

First film - Completed 2016

In the far mountains of Ningxia province, the old Ma Zishan and his son start mourning his wife. Loved by everyone in the village and the family, her son wants to sacrifice their only bull for her 40 days disappearance ceremony. Zishan isn’t against it, but his sorrow and his love for the old anim

Festivals
& Awards

Busan - BIFF/APM 2016
New currents New Currents Award
Marrakech IFF 2016
Competition
Vancouver IFF 2016
Dragons and Tigers Award
Hawaii IFF 2016
Spotlight on China, Special Jury Mention - Cinematography and NETPAC Award, Halekulani Golden Orchid Award (nominated)
Tokyo Filmex 2016
Competition
Asia Pacific Screen Awards 2016
UNESCO Cultural Diversity Award (nominated)
Jogja-NETPAC Asia Film Festival 2016
COB NYC 2016
    • Year of production
    • 2016
    • Genres
    • First film, Drama
    • Countries
    • CHINA
    • Languages
    • MANDARIN
    • Duration
    • 93 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Xuebo WANG
    • Writer(s)
    • Shuqing SHI, Yue MA, Xuebo WANG, Jinlian MA
    • Producer(s)
    • Xuebo WANG, Zijian WANG, Cheng CHEN, Jian CHEN
    • Synopsis
    • In the far mountains of Ningxia province, the old Ma Zishan and his son start mourning his wife. Loved by everyone in the village and the family, her son wants to sacrifice their only bull for her 40 days disappearance ceremony. Zishan isn’t against it, but his sorrow and his love for the old animal make him wonder. Even his prayers and the Imam 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?
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