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NI JING

NI JING

LANGUAGE: Chinese (Sichuanese dialect) | SUBTITLES: English

Original Title: Ni Jing
English Title: Ni Jing: Thou Shalt Not Steal

Genre: Drama, Horror, Psychological thriller, Mystery, Women rights, LGBTQ
Running Time: 28 min.
Year of production: 2013

SYNOPSIS

Xiaofan, a young girl who works at a Karaoke Club, awakes one morning in a remote forest with her body covered in blood. As she struggles to find her way out, she tries to understand the drama circumstances which got her into the situation, events mainly related to her unpredictable boyfriend. She needs to make a decision that may change her life. Betrayal, hypocrisy, and social commentary are represented in this story, which was inspired by real events and shot in Sichuan (China), using the local dialect.

PRODUCTION AND DISTRIBUTION

Production Company: Almost Red Prod. (China)
Film exports/World sales: Gonella Productions (non exclusive)

CAST

XIA Ruihong
WAN Yinhui
ZUO Wenfen
Luisa LIU Shun
Josef LI Chen

MAIN CREDITS

Director: Roberto F. CANUTO & XU Xiaoxi
Screenwriter: Roberto F. CANUTO & XU Xiaoxi
Producer: Luisa LIU Shun
Director of Photography: XU Xiaoxi
Sound: WAN Yinhui, LONG Zhong
Editing: Roberto F. CANUTO & XU Xiaoxi
Sound Editing: Roberto F. CANUTO
Music Composer: Andrea CENTAZZO

TECHNICAL DETAILS

Genre: Drama, Horror
Sub-genre: Psychological thriller, Mystery, Women rights, LGBTQ
Language: Chinese (Sichuanese dialect)
Country of origin: China & Spain
Year of production: 2013
Total running time: 18 min.
Shooting format: Digital HD
Color type: Color
Aspect ratio: 1.85:1
Sound format: Stereo

AWARDS

7th Riverside Saginaw International Film Festival - Best Short Film
9th Asturian Film Festival – Award Best Lead Actress - XIA Ruihong
9th Asturian Film Festival - Best Short Film - Runner Up
9th Asturian Film Festival - Best Actor - Yinhui Wan (Nominated)
I GAVA Audiovisual Asturian Awards – Nomination Best Short Film
I GAVA Audiovisual Asturian Awards – Nomination Best Script

FESTIVAL SELECTIONS

7th Riverside Saginaw International Film Festival (USA) – Official Selection World Premiere
51st Gijón International Film Festival (Spain) – Official Selection Asturias Muestra
X Fenaco Lambayeque Int. Film Festival (Peru)– Official Selection
13th Lebu International Film Festival, FICILBIOBIO (Chile) – Official Selection
MOMA Contemporary Art Musseum A4, Chengdu, Sichuan (China)- Exhibition of directors works.
9th Asturian Film Festival (Spain) – Official Selection
2 “Hornada de Cortos” CMX, Conseyu de mocedá de Xixón (Spain) – Showcase
7 La Noche Blanca Art Festival 2018 , Gijon (Spain) – Shorts exhibition
3rd Visioni in tránsito Cineforum, Bologna (Italy): - Showcase "Invisible Chengdu". La trilogia di Roberto F. Canuto e Xu Xiaoxi