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jean de Trégomain


le premier film de Xiaoling Zhu, tourné dans un village Dong, minorité du Sud de la Chine
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the rice paddy

Film
Film
Original Title (If different): 
la riziére
Other languages or subtitles: 
Chinese
Production country: 
China
Running time (In minutes): 
82
Theme: 
Family
Category/Format: 
Fiction Features
Student film: 
No
Production year: 
September, 2010
Film Credits
Film director: 
Xiaoling Zhu
Producer: 
jean de Trégomain
Editing: 
Pierre Haberer
Film photographer: 
Philippe Botti
Sound: 
Dana
Music: 
Bruno Coulais
Film synopsis: 
The movie was filmed over several seasons with the Dong people, farmers from generation to generation. I met the 12-year-old girl who plays A Qiu, the main character in the movie, in an isolated village with no road and very little electricity. I was struck by how she loved to study. She was already a “little intellectual”, and the first in her family to have learned to read and write. I decided to make the movie from her point of view. In the movie, she wants to become a writer because she loves legends, she loves to tell the stories she invents. Perhaps she feels the urgent need to record her culture and language, an unwritten language that could disappear. The movie is close to the “neo-realist” tradition. It is purely fictitious, inspired by true facts and characters. It shows the reality of those families in which the parents go to work in far-off cities, and the grandparents raise the children, in addition to working in the rice paddies. I am a native of this region and wanted to depict how, in day-to-day life, tradition and modern society sometimes meet, and sometimes don’t.
Budget
Budget Range: 
Over $1 Million
Actual Budget: 
$ 1 Million
Technical infos
Technical infos
Original Film Format: 
DVCAM
Format Ratio: 
1/85
Film Sound: 
5.1
Video master available ?: 
Yes
Video Type: 
JPEG 2000
Number of reels: 
5
Festival Selection, Awards...
Festival selection, awards or citation already received and other comments... :
Already selected in a Festival?: 
Yes
Awards received: 
Olympio filmfestival special mention from the jury Tours Asian filmfestival audiance price
Film distribution
Publicity Infos
Trailer availble: 
yes
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