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Is There a Pine on the Mountain


Indonesian Premiere

38 minutes | 2022 | France | Documentary | 🔊 Chinese (Mandarin) | Chinese & English Sub. | 17+


When the mother of filmmaker Chongyan Liu’s boyfriend comes from China to stay with the couple in their small Parisian apartment, it gradually becomes clear where his violence comes from. Initially, Liu films the quarrels in the cramped kitchen, with what appears to be a hidden camera; the faces are blurred. Reproaches about petty annoyances fly back and forth, until the arguments become bitterly serious.


WED, 29 NOV 2023 | XXI STUDIO 2 | 15:15

THU, 30 NOV 2023 | XXI STUDIO 2 | 14:45

Director's Biography

Biografi Sutradara

Chongyan Liu

Chongyan Liu

Chongyan Liu is an artist-filmmaker born in Guizhou, China, who currently resides in Lille, France. After completing her studies at CAFA in Beijing, she pursued a master's degree at Beaux-Arts de Paris, and has now joined a two-year program at Le Fresnoy - Studio national des arts contemporains. Her creative output spans multiple mediums, including documentary and fiction filmmaking, experimental moving image, painting, and sculpture.
Chongyan is currently focused on exploring the intersection of video art and film. Her multidisciplinary approach to filmmaking seeks to redefine boundaries within the medium and challenge preconceived notions of the practice.

Cast & Crew

Kru & Pemain

Production Company Another Image

Producer Thomas Moore

Cinematographer Chongyan Liu

Editor Chongyan Liu

Notable Achievement

International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam

Beijing International Short Film Festival

Mulan International Film Festival



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