UP THE MOUNTAIN

Synopsis

SHEN Jianhua, an artist originally from Shanghai, has been living in a small, remote village in Yunnan Province with his family for many years. By teaching art to the local community, SHEN has made an impact on their lives. Being influenced by his modern lifestyle, his apprentice Dinglong, decides to move to the city.

Year

2018

Duration

126 Mins

Genre

Documentary

Language

Mandarin

Country

China

Director & Writer

Zhang Yang was born March 28, 1967 in Beijing, China. He graduated from the Director's Department of the Central Theatre Academy. His works, including romantic drama (SPICY LOVE SOUP, 1997), road movie comedy (GETTING HOME, 2007, FULL CIRCLE, 2012) and powerful drama (SUNFLOWER, 2004, SOUL ON A STRING, 2016), achieved great recognition internationally. His films premiered in and won awards at acclaimed festivals as San Sebastian IFF, the Berlinale, Stockholm FF and Tokyo IFF. In recent years, Zhang Yang has moved into documentary film making, with PATHS OF THE SOUL (2015) as his first feature documentary, which premiered in Toronto IFF.

Producers

CHENG Zhenyou

Additional Credits

Director of Photography
GUO Daming
Sound
YANG Jiang
Sound
ZHAO Nan
Editor
WEI Le