Mama
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    Mama

    Ma ma he qi tian de shi jian

    Directed by

    China

    2020

    134 min

    • Chinese

    Drama

    Venice Giornate degli Autori

    MAMA tells what happens over seven days in a village in rural China during the 1990s. The story follows twelve-year-old Xiaoxian's memories of her family and her village. During those seven days, the girl witnesses three deaths and two births, including the death of her own mother, who dies giving birth to her fourth sister.

    Awards

    • The Ingmar Bergman International Debut Award - Goteborg FF

    Festivals

    Credits

    Cast
    Cheng Shuqiong
    Wang Xiaoping
    Ge Wendan
    Screenplay
    Li Dongmei
    Cinematography
    Shen Xiaomin
    Zhang Yalong
    Editing
    Zhao Huifeng
    Zhang Zhongchen
    Music
    Hu Zijian
    Zhang Yiyun
    Production
    YILISOO SAS

    Press

    A touching and beautifully-shot family drama.

    Asian Movie Pulse

    Li Dongmei

    Li Dongmei

    China

    Li Dongmei was born in a rural village in Chongqing Province, China. After finishing middle school in Futian, she went to SISU (Sichuan International Studies University) to study English and American literature. She worked as an English teacher in middle school before starting film studies at the Victorian College of the Arts at Melbourne University. She then returned to China, and after doing some small film jobs for Chinese companies and directing several shorts, she started planning her first feature film.