- 2015 蒙特利尔影展最佳艺术贡献奖
On a snow mountain, an old man lives by himself. Every day, he would go fishing, bring his catch home alive and then put it back in the river the next day. One day, the old man finds an injured bird on his way home from fishing and takes it home to heal. A new bond develops between the old man and his feathered friend and the bird quickly becomes part of the old man’s life. No more fishing. One day, while playing with his new pet in the wood, the old man meets a young boy who is immediately attracted to the bird, so much so that he follows the man home. When the young boy enters the old man’s life, something changes forever. Shot in stark black and white cinematography with not a single line of spoken dialogue, this debut feature by Xing Jian is strongly influenced by the allegorical cinema of Kim Ki-duk’s Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter…and Spring.
- 2015 Montreal World Film Festival Best Artistic Contribution
Xing Jian, Wang Yan, Shan Shi-tao