Mr. Zhang Believes

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    Mr. Zhang Believes

    Directed by

    China

    2015

    135 min

    • Mandarin

    Experimental

    MR. ZHANG BELIEVES recounts 30 years of China’s 20th-century history through the story of Mr. Zhang Xianchi and the interacting forms of theatrical fiction and autobiography. Born in a nationalist Kuomintang family in the 1930s, Zhang was a progressive young “leftist” and Communist Party supporter but after the founding of the New China in 1949, he was dubbed a counter-revolutionary “rightist,” a public enemy, and jailed in 1957.

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    Cast
    Cai Yifan
    Zhang Xianchi
    Jimmy Zhang
    Ma Xiao'ou
    Screenplay
    Qui Jiongjiong
    Cinematography
    Peng Fan
    Music
    Diao Lili
    Production
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    Jiongjiong Qiu

    Jiongjiong Qiu

    China

    Born in the 70s, Qiu started as a painter and exhibits his work in China and abroad. Later he started to make documentary films. THE MOON PLACE (2006) and MADAME (2010) both were selected as one of the 10 best documentary films at Nanjing Independent Film Festival. MY MOTHER'S RHAPSODY is selected by Beijing Independent Film Festival 2011. Giving the voice to the people living on the margins and preserve the collective memories are definitely his main concerns and focus.

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