FRANCE/CHINA – 2017 – 83 MIN – DRAMA– MANDARIN– DCP/HD
Original title: CIAO CIAO
A film by Song Chuan
Ciao Ciao, an arrogant young Chinese woman, returns to visit her parents in her hometown village, nestled in the heart of the mountains. She wants to return to Canton as soon as possible to set up a business with her friend Li Li. However, her parents ask her to stay to help them, but she hesitates and hangs around the village. At this point, she becomes an object of covetousness, especially to that of the wild Li Wei, the son of a wealthy contraband alcohol supplier.
Original language: Mandarin
Produced by: Zorba Production
World Premiere: Berlinale Panorama 2017 - Germany Atelier Cinefondation Cannes International Film Festival 2013 - France
Song Chuan was born in 1980 in the Yunnan region, Southern China. In 2006, he graduated with a master’s degree in ﬁlm making from the National Academy of Chinese Theatre and Arts in Beijing, and started writing and directing ﬁlms and documentaries for television.