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Wisdom TOOTH



Director 导演 : 梁鸣 LIANG Ming    Screenplay 编剧 :  梁鸣 LIANG Ming  

Release Dates 上映日期:27 November 2020 - China 中国大陆 / 26 August 2020 - France 法国

Set in a chilly winter in a depressed Chinese fishing town, Liang Ming’s directorial debut unfolds a tangled relationship between two siblings and a charming outsider. Wisdom Tooth challenges the coming-of- age genre by mobilizing the form of a crime thriller. At the edge of adulthood, a once dependent and innocent girl has to confront the mysterious, contaminated and dangerous side of life, where the torture of secrets and jealousy is also a catalyst for her awakening.

Wisdom Tooth has already received positive reviews from Screen Daily and Variety. Jessica Kiang from the later comments that the film “must be one of the year’s most remarkable debuts”. Giovanna Fulvi, programmer of Toronto International Film Festival, endorses the film as “reminiscent of Burning by Lee Chang-dong and of The Dreamers by Bernardo Bertolucci, for its treatment of an ever shifting ménage à trois.”

Trained as an actor, Liang Ming starred in several award-winning films including Lou Ye’s Spring Fever (2009 Cannes Competition) and Shadow Days (2014 Berlin Forum) and he later turned his interests into directing, and worked as an assistant director on Lou Ye’s Mystery (2012 Un Certain Regard). Wisdom Tooth is his debut feature.

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Pingyao International Film Festival

Roberto Rossellini Awards · Jury Award

Fei Mu Awards · Best Director

Göteborg International Film Festival

Ingmar Bergman Competition

East Asia Film Festival Ireland

Closing Film

2020 Changchun Film Festival

Official Selection

2020 Haifa International Film Festival

Official Selection

Valladolid International Film Festival

Meeting Point Competition

Five Flavours Asian Film Festival

Official Selection

Macao International Film Festival

Best Actor Award

Osaka Asian Film Festival


44th Hong Kong International Film Festival

Young Cinema Competition (Chinese Language)

​Best Director

Best Actor​

The ONE International Women's Film Festival

Official Selection

2020 Montreal Festival du nouveau cinéma

Official Selection

Barcelona Asian Film Festival

Official Selection

International Film Festival Rotterdam

Bright Future Competition

2020 Shanghai International Film Festival

Asian New Talents Award Official Selection

2020 Beijing International Film Festival

Official Selection

2020 Athens International Film Festival

International Competition

Special Jury Mention

Bordeaux International Independent Film Festival

Official Selection

Jogja-NETPAC Asian Film Festival

Official Selection

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