CHINA / 2019 / 104 MIN / DEBUT FEATURE / DRAMA
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.