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51th Directors’ Fortnight May 15-25, 2019

China, China

Fortnight 2007, Short film, 0h21

Synopsis

China walks down the steps towards Martim Moniz, in Lisbon. As she passes, children shout,  » China ! China !  » China will fly. Fly away by dawn. All she wants is to be happy. But she drinks her own poison. She drinks it to the last drop. Sometimes the air seems to be heavy with evil and purgatory is but a child’s playground.

Directors

João Pedro Rodrigues

Born in Lisbon in 1966, João Pedro Rodrigues graduated from the Lisbon Film School and worked as assistant director and assistant editor on several features and shorts. His first feature, O Fantasma, won several prizes in festivals.

João Rui Guerra Da Mata

Ruy Guerra left his studies in Portugal for to go to the School of Cinema in Paris. After having worked as assistant for various French directors he moved to Brasil and participated with his first two films in the birth of the « Cinema Novo »: « Os Cafajestes (1962) » and « Os Fuzis (1964) » which won some international prizes. After an intermediate time in France where he made « Sweet Hunters (1969) » he returned to Brazil and went on filming there.

Chen Jialiang
Chen Jie
Luis Rafael Chen

Screenplay
João Pedro Rodrigues, João Rui Guerra Da Mata

Image
Rui Pocas

Sound
Nuno Carvalho

Editing
Rui Mourão

Set decoration
João Rui Guerra Da Mata

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