CHICKEN OF THE MOUND

​若鸡山脉

CHINA | 2022 | ANIMATION, EXPERIMENTAL | 84min

Director: Xi Chen

Original Story: Xi Chen

Producer: Xi Chen

Voice-over: Yin Liangquan

Production Designer: Xi Chen

Editor: Xi Chen Layout: Xi Chen

Camera and Staging: Xi Chen

Lighting: Xi Chen

Characters and Sets

Designer: Xi Chen

Modeling: Xi Chen

Puppet Fabrication: Xi Chen

Illustrations and Paintings: Xi Chen

Live Footage Photography: Xi Chen

Animation: Xi Chen

Simulation: Xi Chen

Sound Design: Xi Chen
Original Sound Track: Xi Chen
Foley art and Recordings: Xi Chen
Sound mix: Xi Chen

Synopsis

CHICKEN OF THE MOUND is the second animation feature made by the versatile artist and director CHEN Xi. The film is made purely by himself and is a periodical culmination of his consistent technical exploration.

 

It is an innovative challenge to the language of animation, a masterpiece with such rich layers that are worth careful examination, such as gaming poetic, character theory, etc. With his wild imagination and delicate presentation, director CHEN Xi guides us through the wondering adventure of a particularly curious lava chicken, his journey pondering on the existential problem.

 

Many animation critics have praised it as a game-changer in animation making, and compared it to David O’Reilly and Matrix.

Festival&Award

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Annecy International Animated Film Festival 2021

Feature Films Contrechamp in Competition

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Ottawa International Animation Festival 2021

Official Competition

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New Chitose Airport

International Animation Festival 2021

On-Site Feature Competition

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The 42nd Oporto International Film Festival (Fantasporto) Official Selection

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17 Festival Transterritorial de Cine Underground

Official Selection

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Fantaspoa - International Fantastic Film Festival of Porto Alegre
International Competition

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CHEN Xi

CHEN Xi is a multi-skilled artist who spends his life creating fictional worlds that deal with the present and personal experience. He is an expert in painting and a maker of animation. In 2013, CHEN Xi started creating short animations. In 2016, CHEN Xi started making animated feature films. CHEN Xi's works have been exhibited in many countries and regions.