THE CALMING 平静

kincmok 12 May, China, Diaspora, Section, Studio/K

Dates & Tickets

Thu 12 May
17:20
Studio/K

TICKETS

Dutch premiere

Region

China

Language

Mandarin

Subtitles

English

Length

93 min

Director

Fang SONG

THE CALMING 平静

Lin only talks of the breakup once, at lunch with her friend in Japan, where her installation is being shown. It goes unmentioned when she visits her parents back in China or stays with her friend in Hong Kong. Most of the time she’s alone, structuring the film around her quiet solitude and contemplative gazes. Lin is a filmmaker and often on the move. On trains or in cars, she watches different landscapes pass before her, snowy mountains, neon cityscapes, and misty plains. In Song Fang’s tender drama, produced by Jia Zhangke, landscapes harbor feelings and create a world where looking and feeling go hand in hand.

CAST:
Qi Xi, Yuzhu Ye, Dijin Song, Makiko Watanabe

 

Director

Director: Fang SONG, China

Films: Goodbye (Short 2008), Memories Look at Me (2012)

Awards: Berlinale – CICAE Art Cinema Award