Asian Premiere

The Foolish Bird

PG15

HUANG Ji、OTSUKA Ryuji

2017|China|DCP|Colour|118'

2017 Special Mention, Generation 14plus, Berlinale

Schedule

Date Time Venues Filmmaker in Attendance Add to My Film List
2017/06/30 19:20 Taipei Zhongshan Hall YES
2017/07/02 14:00 Shin Kong Cineplex 2 YES
2017/07/06 14:00 Shin Kong Cineplex 2

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Synopsis

A 16-year-old high school student is left behind by her parents and longing for love. She steals mobile phones and sells them to men she doesn‘t know. As she takes risks, she has her first sexual experience – a cruel one.

Director

HUANG Ji was born and raised in Hunan Province, China. She studied screenwriting in Beijing Film Academy and directed her first documentary, [Underground], in 2005. Her feature directorial debut, [Egg and Stone], premiered at the 2012 International Film Festival Rotterdam and won the Hivos Tiger Awards. In 2017, her second feature film, [The Foolish Bird], won the Special Mention of Generation 14plus International Jury at the 2017 Berlinale.

OTSUKA Ryuji was born in Tokyo, Japan in 1972 and began his career making documentaries for Japanese television. In 2013, he co-directed the documentary [Trace] with Huang Ji and subsequently made his first documentary, [Beijing Ants] as a solo director.

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