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Archive - 8th Five Flavours Film Festival

Shadow Days

Gui ri zi
China 2014, 95’
subtitles: Polish and English
director: Zhao Dayong
screenplay: Zhao Dayong, Fu Xinghua
cinematography: Zhang Tianhui
editing: Li Qing, Zhang Tianhui
music: Zhu Fangqiong
cast: Liang Ming, Li Ziqian, Liu Yu
producer: May Liu, David Bandurski
language: Mandarin, Lisu
colouration: colour

Film description

Liang Renwei returns to his home town with his pregnant girlfriend so that the child could be born in a place tied to its ancestors. The impact of the past turns out to be more than palpable, but can all the generations of the family which suffered many hardships in the course of history, become a support for the protagonists? Through cold, raw shots and recurring symbols, Dayong builds a picture of the situation of young people in modern China, offering a brutally honest diagnosis of the broad consequences of social traumas responsible for the erosion of relations in the modern society.


Jagoda Murczyńska

Zhao Dayong

Born in 1970, in the Liaoning province. He studied painting, pursued video art and design, worked in advertising. He was a chief editor of "Culture and Morals," a magazine devoted to modern art. Author of independent documentaries portraying life in modern China without retouch. His full-length feature debut, "The High Life," received awards at festivals in Hong Kong and Heidelberg.



2006 Street Life (dok.)
Fei cheng / Ghost Town (dok.)
Xialiu shige / Rough Poetry
Xun huan zuo le / The High Life
2014 Miasto cieni / Gui ri zi / Shadow Days

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