Archive of films Mosaic Portrait / Ma sai ke shao nü

China
2019, 107 min

Section: Official Selection - Competition
Year: 2019

A diaphanously hypnotic story conveyed more through contemplative silence than words, in which a pregnant 14-year-old makes a surprising revelation when asked to name the father of her child. The young Chinese director follows in the footsteps of the Sixth Generation filmmakers, taking fragments of impressions and moods to craft an unsettling image of the injured heroine, who remains proud and strong. Yet despite this – or perhaps for this reason – she finds herself mired in a deep chasm of alienation.


Synopsis

While her friends want to fall in love, get married and do nothing, 14-year-old Ying dreams of living a different life elsewhere. Her troubling escapism also reflects the wretched fact that she suddenly finds herself pregnant. When she makes a surprising revelation as to the identity of the unborn child’s father, the quest for justice begins. This diaphanously hypnotic cinematic tale, conveyed more through contemplative silence than words, doesn’t offer a clear-cut plot; rather it examines the way in which a shocking act convulses the microcosm of a small town. The young Chinese director looks to the 6th Generation filmmakers, taking impressionistic fragments to craft an unsettling image of the injured heroine, who remains proud and strong. Even so, she finds herself mired in a deep chasm of alienation.

Martin Horyna

About the director

Zhai Yixiang (b. 1987, Xuzhou, Jiangsu, China). Filmography: This Worldly Life (Huan su, 2014), Mosaic Portrait (Ma sai ke shao nü, 2019)

Contacts

Rediance
Room 2701 Tower B, Star City International Tower, Jiu Xian Qiao Road, Chaoyang District, 100020, Beijing
China
E-mail: info@rediancefilms.com

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About the film

Color, DCP
World premiere

Section: Official Selection - Competition
   
Director: Zhai Yixiang
Screenplay: Zhai Yixiang
Dir. of Photography: Wang Weihua
Editor: Matthieu Laclau, Cai Yanshan
Art Director: Peng Shaoying
Producer: Wang Zijian, Cheng Rui
Production: Blackfin Production
Coproduction: Rediance
Cast: Wang Yanhui, Wang Chuanjun, Zhang Tongxi
Sales: Rediance

Guests

Zhai Yixiang

Film Director

Zhang Tongxi

Actress


Wang Zijian

Producer

Tianqing Deng

Investor


Jingjing Wang

Investor

Zhang Jinqian

Agent


Meng Xie

Producer, Investor, Sales Agent

Wang Yanhui

Actor


Dong Rui

Agent

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