A NEW OLD PLAY

​椒麻堂会

HONG KONG, FRANCE | 179min 

Film script: QIU Jiongjiong

Director: QIU Jiongjiong

Producer: DING Ningyuan, YANG Jin

Co-producer: ZHAO Jin, LI Yuwen, Jordane Oudin

Cast: YI Sicheng, GUAN Nan, QIU Zhimin, XUE Xuchun, GU Tao

Photography:  FENG Yuchao "Robbin"

Music: DIAO Lili

Costumes: BAI Yun

Sound Designer: WANG Ran

Art Director: LV Xin

导演:邱炯炯

编剧:邱炯炯 

​制片人:丁宁远​、杨瑾

​联合制片人:赵晋、李郁文、Jordane Oudin​、韩轶

主演:易思成、关南、邱志敏、薛旭春、顾桃

摄影:冯宇超
音乐:刁力力

​服装:白云

声音:王然

艺术指导:吕欣

Synopsis

One evening in the 1980s, Qiu Fu, a leading clown-role actor in 20th-century Sichuan opera, is killed in an accident and must reluctantly set off for the Ghost City under escort of two underworld officials.  Along the way, he meets old friends.  As they recall the past, earthly scenes creep into the mists of the underworld.

Qiu Fu’s life in opera unfolds against the backdrop of a secular upheaval. The "New-New" Troupe in which he grows up and learns his trade is affiliated with the military. As power shifts, the troupe is cast loose to wander rootlessly through a broken world. Despite this unsettled destiny, shaped by war, famine and political turmoil, Qiu Fu becomes one of the finest clown-role performers in Sichuan opera. And yet, one day he finds himself clapped in a pigsty as a political revolution rages outside.

Fund&Grant

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The Golden Horse Film Project Promotion 2017

CNC Cash Award

Hubert Bals Fund spring selection 2018

BoostNL 2018 / 2019

Festival&Award

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Locarno Film Festival

Concorso internazionale-International Competition

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QIU Jiongjiong

QIU Jiongjiong (born 1977) is an active contemporary artist and filmmaker in China. As an artist, his works have been exhibited all over the world (for a detailed curriculum vitae please see attached). As a filmmaker, his experiments with cinematic language and aesthetics in documentary film-making have earned him a reputation as one of China's most important independent directors. His experimental/documentary feature MR. ZHANG BELIEVES (2015), supported by a Sundance Post-Production Grant, premiered at the Locarno International Film Festival and has been screened internationally. JIAO MA TANG HUI (A NEW OLD PLAY) is his first fiction feature.

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