UP THE MOUNTAIN

Synopsis

UP THE MOUNTAIN by Zhang Yang is a portrait of a year in the painting studio of SHEN Jianhua in Dali, Yunnan Province. Originally from Shanghai, SHEN moved to the countryside to teach the local Bai women art and painting. The film documents both the fading traditions of the local community and the impact of a rapidly changing modern China.

Year

2018

Duration

126 Mins

Genre

Documentary

Language

Mandarin

Country

China

Director

Zhang Yang was born March 28, 1967 in Beijing, China. He graduated from the Director's Department of the Central Theatre Academy. His works, including romantic drama (SPICY LOVE SOUP, 1997), road movie comedy (GETTING HOME, 2007, FULL CIRCLE, 2012) and powerful drama (SUNFLOWER, 2004, SOUL ON A STRING, 2016), achieved great recognition internationally. His films premiered in and won awards at acclaimed festivals as San Sebastian IFF, the Berlinale, Stockholm FF and Tokyo IFF. In recent years, Zhang Yang has moved into documentary film making, with PATHS OF THE SOUL (2015) as his first feature documentary, which premiered in Toronto IFF.

Producers

CHENG Zhenyou

Additional Credits

Director of Photography
GUO Daming
Sound
YANG Jiang
Sound
ZHAO Nan
Editor
WEI Le