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How Is Your Fish Today?

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Synopsis

A young man in southern China has killed his lover. He starts a lonely escape across the whole country towards his land of wonder, a snowy village at the northern border.

Sitting at his desk in Beijing, a scriptwriter is writing that man's story. It is through his characters that his life gains its weight, meaning and freedom. His imagination blurs the boundaries between reality and fiction.

The snowy village lies on the quiet border between China and Russia. Old villagers fish under the ice, school children study English text about America. They endure the long winter nights waiting for the sun to come back.

When the scriptwriter arrives in that mysterious village, he meets his own fictional character, lying on the frozen river at the border, covered in snow.

Two men contemplate the icy landscape. One wants to cross the border to see the other side of the world. The other longs to head back to his hometown, which he left so many years ago.

Details

Year
2007
Type of film
Features
Running Time
83 mins
Format
DigiBeta
Director
Xiaolu Guo
Producer
Jess Search
Co-Producer
Jess Search
Editor
Emiliano Battista
Screenwriter
Xiaolu Guo, Rao Hui
Director of Photography
Lu Sheng
Production Designer
Zhang Qiang
Sound
Philippe Ciompi
Music
Matt Scott
Principal Cast
Yang Zijiang, Rao Hui

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Production Company

Xiaolu Guo Productions
35 Gillman House Teal St.
London E2
UK

guoxiaolu@yahoo.com
http://www.guoxiaolu.com