Condolences

  • 19'
  • China
  • 2009
'Five years ago I was among the witnesses of a traffic accident. In Chinese, "monument" and "sadness" have the same pronunciation. I'd like to use this short film to serve as a small monument.' (Ying Liang) After stills from media reports of the accident, Condolences becomes a singular, one-shot take of wonderful cinematic empathy and beauty. The limited resources are nonetheless enough to evocatively convey Ying Liang's distinctive style and heartfelt preoccupations.

Director
Ying Liang
Premiere
International premiere
Country of production
China
Year
2009
Festival Edition
IFFR 2010
Length
19'
Medium
Mini DV PAL
Original title
Wei wen
Language
Mandarin
Producer
Peng Shan
Production Company
90 Minutes Film Studio
Sales
90 Minutes Film Studio
Screenplay
Ying Liang, Peng Shan
Cinematography
Ying Liang
Editor
Ying Liang
Production Design
Ying Liang, Peng Shan
Sound Design
Ying Liang
Cast
Peng Shan