Archive of films Confucian Dream / Kongzi meng

China
2019, 85 min

Section: Documentary Films - Competition

  7C3 Thursday 4/7 15:30 Čas Cinema
  8K5 Friday 5/7 17:00 Drahomíra Cinema
  953 Saturday 6/7 14:00 Cinema B

In rapidly developing China, the educational system is geared toward producing competitive and productive workers, but not all parents want to teach their children to devote their life to work. Confucian Dream is the story of a mother looking for the right kind of alternative child-rearing that will take into account her son’s moral development.


Synopsis

In rapidly developing China, the educational system is geared toward producing competitive and productive workers, but not all parents want to teach their children to devote their life to work. Chaoyan, who graduated in a technical field, finds the answer to her inner emptiness in the study of Confucian writings. She wants to impart the moral foundations of this traditional philosophical school to her young son Chen. Debut director Mijie Li captures the change in atmosphere at home that results from Chaoyan’s alternative child-rearing, giving viewers a unique opportunity to observe an individual’s struggle for his own identity, so forcefully suppressed by the social system.

Sandra Hezinová

About the director

Mijie Li (Hunan, China). Filmography: The Dream of My Grandfather (2010, short), Shanghai Mother (2011, short), Small Potato (2011, short), Hollywood Bob (2013, short), Walking into Tradition (2017, short), Organizing Happiness (2018, short), Confucian Dream (Kongzi meng, 2019)

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About the film

Color, DCP
European premiere

Section: Documentary Films - Competition
   
Director: Mijie Li
Dir. of Photography: Mijie Li
Music: Nima Fakhrara
Editor: Evita YuePu Zhou, Mijie Li
Producer: Betsy Tsai, Jeff Reichert, Violet Feng
Production: Soul Wish Films
Coproduction: Fish + Bear Pictures
Sales: CAT&Docs

Guests

Mijie Li

Film Director

Betsy Tsai

Producer


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