A FIRST FAREWELL

DI YI CI DE LI BIE

ASIAN FEATURE

GOLDEN & SILVER HANOMAN AWARDS

DIRECTED BY LINA WANG

88 Minutes | Fiction | DCP | Colour | 

o.v. Uyghur, Chinese | sub. English | China, 2018

 

SCHEDULE

INDONESIAN PREMIERE

20 NOV | WED |  16:00 | Studio 1

23 NOV | SAT |  10:00 | Studio 3

SYNOPSIS

Deep in northwestern China, surrounded by cotton fields and desert, lies the Uyghur village that Isa calls home. When he is not at school or working on his parents‘ farmyard, he spends carefree days with his friends – until the outside world starts forcing him to say one goodbye after another. With Isa’s mother‘s illness placing an increasing burden on the family, his father considers putting her in a care home, far away from the village. Isa‘s best friend Kalbinur is getting bad grades, and is about to be sent to a faraway Chinese school. And then the little lamb, which the two children had been looking after with devotion ever since it was born, disappears. Captured in naturalistic imagery, winter closes in on Isa‘s world. 

Di pedalaman Tiongkok barat laut, dikelilingi lahan kapas dan padang pasir, terletak desa Uyghur yang disebut rumah oleh Isa. Ketika ia tidak sedang sekolah atau bekerja di lahan pertanian orangtuanya, ia menghabiskan waktu luangnya bersama teman-temannya –  hingga dunia luar mulai memaksanya mengucap selamat tinggal satu demi satu. Ketika penyakit ibu Isa semakin membebani keluarganya, ayahnya memutuskan untuk menempatkannya di rumah perawatan yang jauh dari desa. Sahabat Isa, Kalbinur, mendapatkan nilai yang buruk dan akan dipindahkan ke sekolah Tiongkok yang jauh. Kemudian domba kecil yang dijaga oleh dua anak ini dengan sungguh-sungguh dari ia lahir, menghilang. Diambil dengan citra naturalistik, musim dingin mendekati dunia Isa. 

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DIRECTOR’S FILMOGRAPHY

Lina Wang

(Xinjiang, 1987) 

 

2018

A FIRST FAREWELL 

  • Asian Future Best Film, 2018 Tokyo International Film Festival 
  • Best Film in Generation Kplus Section, 2019 Berlin International Film Festival 
  • Firebird Award of Young Cinema Competition (Chinese Language), 2019 Hong Kong International Film Festival  
  • Best Film, 2019 Chinesische Film Festival in Deutschland 
  • Youth-Edith Lando Peace Prize, 2019 Reel 2 Real International Film Festival 

 

Production Company

Beijing Medoc Film Co., Ltd.

 

Contact:

Flash Forward Entertainment : info@ffe.com.tw

Beijing Medoc Film Co., Ltd. : libie@sino-et.com