Step Into the River

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Step Into the River

Dans la rivière
Weijia Ma
Competition for the Audience Award Short Film
Animated Film
China,
France
2020
15 minutes
Chinese
subtitles: 
English
European premiere

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Weijia Ma
Damien Megherbi
Justin Pechberty
Marion Chopin
Didier Falk
Juanjuan Chen
Ziteng Qi
Kun Yu
Thilbault Dumoulin
Mathilde Poigniez
Jihua Zhu
Mengshi Fang
Liyan Fan
Joseph Roth
Emilie Pigeard
Le Van Ho
Yann Song
Alix Boiron Albrespy
Pablo Pico

Lu and Wei live in a village in rural China. The young girls often go to the nearby river to play or fish with their fathers. The river has a special meaning for them because China’s one-child policy has led to some parents drowning their newborn daughters there. A poetic and touching animation in which Weijia Ma explores the consequences of this tragic chapter in the lives of many Chinese families.

Lina Dinkla
Nominated for mephisto 97.6 Audience Award
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