Step into the River

Step into the River

Step into the River

China, France / Animation / 15' / HD / Color / 2020

Lu and Wei are two young girls living in a village nestled on the banks of a river. As the one-child policy has led some families to drown baby girls, they both have a special relationship with this river, which looks like a cradle of tragic stories.

Director: Weijia Ma
Script: Weijia Ma
Producer: Damien Megherbi, Justin Pechberty
Musician: Pablo Pico, Wei Wu, Knut Becker
Sound: Didier Falk, Jeremie Vernerey, Bertrand Boudaud
Editing: Jérôme Bréau
Animation: Joseph Roth, Jihua Zhu, Mengshi Fang, Marion Chopin, Mathilde Poigniez, Thilbault Dumoulin, Kun Yu, Ziteng Qi, Juanjuan Chen, Samuel Boulitreau, Elsa
Cast: Yifei Chen, Mingen Zhang, Guifen Zhang

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Weijia MA is an independent animation artist. She teaches at the University of Shanghai. The same river twice, her graduation film made at the Art Institute of Chicago, has won awards at numerous festivals, including the Hiroshima International Animation Festival, the Bucheon International Animation Festival and the Chicago International Film Festival.

Filmography

Step into the river 2020

Festivals Attended

Step into the river: Chicago International Film Festival, Dok Leipzig, PÖFF Shorts

Ödüller/Awards

Step into the river: Silver Hugo Award - Chicago International Film Festival, Audience Award - Dok Leipzig

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