ALL ABOUT ING
CHINA | 2018 | 110 MIN | DEBUT FEATURE
Release Date in Mainland China：15 January 2021
Director: HUANG Zi
Cinematographer: DENG Xu
Sound Designer: LI Danfeng
Colorist: FU Shu
Production Designer: LI Xinhe
Editor: HUANG Zi, LIU Xinzhu, LUO Yuanhao
Starring: KO Hon-man, PANG Hang-ying, SIT Lap-yin
The autobiographical first feature from HUANG Zi recounts the story of three family members confronting the fatal disease of the father, Weiming. When the mother, Muling, occupies herself with caring for the family, the son Yiming feels lost and vacillates between escape and stay.
The meticulously crafted scenes de-dramatize the threat of cancer, blend reality and imaginary landscape, and arouse mixed emotions with a detailed portrayal of each family member’s individual struggles. The surface always stays still, while the contrast between youth and death, past and future, foreseeable fate and unexpected prospect has generated an affective undercurrent.
Dedicating three chapters to each member of the family, HUANG Zi transforms a seemingly banal story into a touching farewell journey. ALL ABOUT ING is his sincere gesture to reconcile the relationship with his own deceased father, whom he seldom opened his heart to.
FIRST International Film Festival 2019
Grand Jury Prize
Shanghai International Film Festival 2020
Asian New Talents Award Official Selection
44th Hong Kong International Film Festival 2020
Young Cinema Competition (Chinese Language)
Moscow International Film Festival 2020
Xining FIRST International Film Festival 2016
Financing Forum Official Selection
Hong Kong Asian Film Financing Forum 2018
Wanda WIP Lab Award
Pingyao International Film Festival 2018
WIP Best Director Award
HUANG Zi was born and raised in Guangzhou. He began shooting shorts when he was at college. He used to study at New York University Tisch School of the Arts.
His short film THE CITY (2013) was selected to the Festival Premiers Plans d'Angers, the Across Asia Film Festival, Cagliari, the Beijing Independent Film Festival, among others. ALL ABOUT ING (2019) is his debut feature.