KOALI & RICE
CHINA / 2018 / 107 MIN / DEBUT FEATURE / DRAMA
Director 导演 : YESIR 叶谦 Screenplay 编剧 : YESIR 叶谦, ZHUANG Yibin 庄奕斌
Koali & Rice refers to the daily diet of the Fujian people: sweet potato porridge.
As the title of this film, it implies that the true meaning of life is usually hidden behind an ordinary life.
The film explores the social ethics of Fujian with the elegant cinematography and accented local music.
The director Yesir was born in Quanzhou, Fujian Province, in 1987. He is a young director from the mainland of China known for his cross- over careers, while focusing primarily on fashion design. Yesir has won the Best Women’s Fashion Design award of ESMOD International (China), and was recognized in a piece by CNN for fash- ion design. In 2016, Yesir was selected as 30 Under 30 Asia (The Arts) by Forbes Magazine.
Yesir sees film as a fusion of various art forms. In 2015, out of his love for cinema, he chose to study in the literature department of Beijing Film Academy. The script for Koali & Rice is his graduation project of BFA’s advanced class. The film received 1 million yuan in funding from the China Film Directors Guild (CFDG) Youth Direc- tor Support Program in 2017. It is also his debut as a screenwriter/director.
PARALLAX Films handles only the Festival Strategic Planning of this title.