OLYMPIC
豹人

CHINA | 2022 | 33min | Sci-Fi, Sports  

Director: ZHU Xin

Screenwriter: ZHU Xin

Executive Producer: WANG Hongwei

Chief Creative Executive: Nanpai Sanshu

Presenter/General Producer: YE Fangchang

Producer: HU Tianhe, HE Chaoqqun, ZHAO Jin

Leading Actor: LIU Tianqi

Starring: XU Yongqiang, Jean-Louis Ousmane Diop

Adapted from the novel THE LEOPARD MAN by Wang Jinkang

导演:祝新

编剧:祝新 

监制:王红卫 

总策划:南派三叔

出品人/总制片人:叶方仓

​制片人:胡天禾、何超群、赵晋 

领衔主演:刘添祺

主演:许勇强

改编自王晋康原著小说《豹人》

Synopsis

If science could accurately predict human performance, would the charm of sports still persist? Our protagonist, orphan athlete Marat is a determined believer in the Olympic spirit, but when his icon is testified as genetically modified, his faith is shattered though he becomes a new hero who evokes people’s craze for athletic sports.

 

In such a sci-fi setting, OLYMPIC is a sports thriller that contemplates the complicated relation between the potential of humanity and technological progress. Running, is a gesture with ambiguity — to pursue, or to flee?

Festival&Award

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Warsaw International Film Festival 2022

Short Films Competition 

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2022 Beijing International Short Film Festival

Official Selection - Chinese Competition

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ZHU Xin

ZHU Xin, born in June, 1996, graduated from China Academy of Art in 2018. His debut feature, VANISHING DAYS(2018), was selected to Berlinale Forum, Busan International Film Festival New Currents, and screened at more than 30 international film festivals, including Hong Kong, Taipei, Marrakech, Sofia and Vienna.
 
He is now preparing for his second feature, WHO IS SLEEPING ON MY PILLOW, which was selected by Hong Kong Asia Film Financing Forum 2019, Award WU Tianming Film Fund for Young Talents 2019 and Rotterdam’s CineMart 2020, which made the only project from China in 2020. It was also awarded Project of the Year by Zhejiang Youth Film Festival – New Directors. In addition, ZHU Xin and his collaborators’ installation artwork, WEST LAKE COLLECTION is on exhibition at CAA Art Museum.

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