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A New Old Play

Local title
Uus vana näidend
Title in Russian
A New Old Play
Original title
Jiao má táng huì
Director
Qiu Jiongjiong
Country
Hong Kong, China, France
Year
2021
Programme
Current Waves
Genre
historical drama, music film

The leading “clown” role in a renowned theatre troupe passes on, and is welcomed into the Underworld. As he relives his vivid memories one last time before entering the afterlife, fifty years of art, struggle and love play out against the background of 20th-century China’s tumultuous history.

“The story is inspired by the life of my grandfather, the Sichuan opera clown-role actor Qiu Fu-xin. Growing up in the daily reality of an opera troupe, I suppose I had an odd, piecemeal view of this world, seen only from the inside as a moving collage of faces, expressions, voices, gestures, sounds, smells and colours, warm or cold, damp or dry, drunk or sober...”, the film director comments.

Director
Qiu Jiongjiong
Screenwriter
Qiu Jiongjiong
Cast
Yi Sicheng, Guan Nan, Qiu Zhimin, Xue Xuchun, Gu Tao
Producer
Ding Ningyuan, Yang Jin
DoP
Feng Yuchao "Robbin"
Editor
Qiu Jiongjiong
Music
Diao Lili
Production
Uluka Productions
World sales
Midnight Blur Films
Runtime
Language
Chinese
Subtitles
English
Director
Qiu Jiongjiong

Qiu Jiongjiong (snd 1977)

Gu Nainai (2010), Chi (Mr. Zhang Believes, 2015), Jiao má táng huì (A New Old Play, 2021)

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Screenings

Hall 6 Coca-Cola Plaza
Screening010402 / Uus vana näidend
SubtitlesEnglish
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Hall 8 Coca-Cola Plaza
Screening040602 / Uus vana näidend
SubtitlesEnglish
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Hall 7 Coca-Cola Plaza
Screening090505 / Uus vana näidend
SubtitlesEnglish
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