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
Widow Lin Xiumei realizes that after her sons left home and the sudden death of her best friend, she has become someone who is no longer needed. With the help from the “Goddess,” Lin takes on an impossible mission to find her lost self. The title Koali & Rice refers to the daily diet of the Fujian people: sweet potato porridge. The film aims to reveal that the true meaning of life is usually hidden behind an ordinary life. The film was premiered at Moscow IFF in 2019.
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.
PARALLAX Films handles only the Festival Strategic Planning of this title.