How Is Your Fish Today?
Jin tian de yu zen me yang?
Μυθοπλασία / Fiction Κίνα / China, 2006, 83′ 16:9, Color, Dolby Digital Κινεζικά, Αγγλικά / Chinese, English
Σκηνοθεσία / Direction Xiaolu Guo Σενάριο / Screenplay Rao Hui & Xiaolu Guo Μοντάζ / Editing Emiliano Battista Ήχος / Sound Philippe Ciompi Ηθοποιοί / Cast Xiaolu Guo, Ning Hao Hui Rao, Zijiang Yang Παραγωγός / Producer Xiaolu Guo& Iris Mao Προέλευση ταινίας / Film Source British Documentary Foundation Xiaolu Guo Productions
A young man killed his lover in southern China. He starts a lonely escape across the whole country towards his land of wonder, a snowy village at the northern border. Sitting at his desk in Beijing, a scriptwriter is writing the man’s story. His life and his character mirror each other. His imagination blurs the boundaries between reality and fiction. The snowy village lies on the quiet border between China and Russia. The villagers are fishing, hunting, and they endure the long winter nights, waiting for the sun to come back. When the scriptwriter arrives in that mysterious village, he encounters his own fictional character, who is lying on the frozen river at the border, covered in snow. They both contemplate the icy landscape, expecting the legendary northern lights to appear in the sky.