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51th Directors’ Fortnight May 15-25, 2019

Killing the Chickens to Scare the Monkeys

Fortnight 2011, Short film, 23 min

Synopsis

Killing the Chickens to Scare the Monkeys tells a unique story from every day China, never seen before. In the greyish area between black and white, nine strong scenes are enacted, where national politics and strategy are having unforeseen consequences in a young woman’s life.

Director

Jens Assur

Jens Assur is a world known photographic artist. His latest project Hunger, consisting of five unique photographic books, created great attention in the Swedish society when it was released summer of 2010. His writing and directing debut, The Last Dog in Rwanda, won numerous awards all over the world. For example, First Prize or Grand Prix at Clermont-Ferrand, Tribeca, Sydney, Rome and Palm Springs.

Screenplay
Jens Assur

Image
Marek Wieser

Sound
Wille Peterson-berger, Niclas Merits

Editing
Fredrik Morheden, Åsa Mossberg

Set decoration
Sudamol Chaban

Production
Studio Jens Assur AB
Eastmansvägen 12
SE- 113 61 Stockholm – Suède
Tél : +46 708 11 11 45
jens@assur.se
www.studiojensassur.se

Co-production
Living Films (Thaïlande)

Presse Internationale / International Press
Jennie Eriksson
Tél : + 46 707 48 36 72
jennie@assur.se

Jens Assur
Tél : + 46 708 11 11 45
jens@assur.se