ANIMA

Synopsis

After young Tutu kills a bear to save his little brothers life, he is considered an outcast as bears are sacred to the Lonki tribe. Years later Tutu and Linzi struggle to get by and work as lumberjacks near the forest they grew up in. When they both fall for the same woman, it drives the brothers apart. While Linzi connects more and more with nature and the forest, Tutu chooses another path. Through their story, we experience the deep connection of all living things and witness the mysterious retribution wrought by nature on humans who wound it. The film gives us an opportunity to contemplate our relationship with Mother Earth.

Selected Festivals:

2020 Cairo IFF (World Premiere)

2021 

Hongkong IFF (Asian Premiere)

Singapore Chinese FF (Singaporean Premiere)

Moscow IFF (Russian Premiere)

Fajr IFF (Iranian Premiere) - Outstanding Achievement Award- Cinematography 

Far East FF Udine (European Premiere) 

Fribourg IFF (Swiss Premiere) 

New York Asian FF ( North American Premiere - winner Best Film)

 

Year

2020

Duration

120 Mins

Genre

Contemporary Asian CinemaDramaWomen Directors

Language

Chinese

Country

China

Director

CAO Jinling

Cast

WANG Chuan-jun
XI Qi

Additional Credits

Cinematography
Mark Lee Ping Bing
Editor
LIAO Ching-Song
Executive Producer
LIAO Ching-Song
Music
Lim Giong
Sound Design
Tu Duu-Chih
Writer
CAO Jinling