JUAN ZENG ZHE

by Qiwu Zang
THE DONOR

Informations

Nation: China

Year: 2016

Length: 105'

34° TORINO FILM FESTIVAL

Section:

Synopsis

Yang Ba, a man of modest origins, has no choice: in order to keep his home from being demolished and to continue paying his son’s school expenses, he has to sell a kidney. The mortally-ill sister of wealthy Li Daguo is to benefit from the transaction. But the operation fails and Li Daguo tries to convince Yang Ba to give up one of his son’s kidneys. But persuasion turns into open threats and Yang Ba finds himself defending his family any way he can. [cg]

Director

Zang Qiwu

Zang Qiwu

Zang Qiwu (China) began working in film in 1999 as an assistant director. Over the course of his career, he has worked many times with Zhang Yimou, in particular on the sets of Curse of the Golden Flower (2006), A Woman, a Gun and a Noodle Shop (2009), Shan Zha shu zhi lian (2010) and The Flowers of War (2011). The Donor (2016) is his debut feature film.

Filmography:
Juan Zeng Zhe (The Donor, 2016).

Cast and Credits

regia/director
Zang Qiwu
soggetto, sceneggiatura/story, screenplay
Qin Haiyan, Li Xiaobing
fotografia/cinematography
Dong Jingsong
montaggio/film editing
Liao Qingsong
suono/sound
Li Danfeng
interpreti e personaggi/cast and characters
Ni Dahong (Yang Ba), Qi Dao (Li Daguo), Li Zhen (la moglie di Yang Ba/Yang Ba’s wife), Zhang Hang (Li Xiaohui), Zhang Chen (Yang Lebao)
produttori/producers
Geng Wang, Wang Ying


contatti/contacts
Whatsfilm
Jing Liu
liujing@whatsfilm.org
www.whatsfilm.org

Director statement

“During shooting, we were very aware of making the shots stunning, and also considerate for post production. Front scene and background are carefully arranged, main characters and minor characters should be distinguishable, same for the layers that showed among characters and all objects in frame. For an ordinary guy like Yang Ba, we caught the simplest and truest aspect of him. When dealing with environment and atmosphere, building atmosphere is the primary consideration, environment is put in second place and not presented intentionally.”

Synopsis Learn more

Yang Ba, a man of modest origins, has no choice: in order to keep his home from being demolished and to continue paying his son’s school expenses, he has to sell a kidney. The mortally-ill sister of wealthy Li Daguo is to benefit from the transaction. But the operation fails and Li Daguo tries to convince Yang Ba to give up one of his son’s kidneys. But persuasion turns into open threats and Yang Ba finds himself defending his family any way he can. [cg]

Director All about direction

Zang Qiwu

Zang Qiwu

Zang Qiwu (China) began working in film in 1999 as an assistant director. Over the course of his career, he has worked many times with Zhang Yimou, in particular on the sets of Curse of the Golden Flower (2006), A Woman, a Gun and a Noodle Shop (2009), Shan Zha shu zhi lian (2010) and The Flowers of War (2011). The Donor (2016) is his debut feature film.

Filmography:
Juan Zeng Zhe (The Donor, 2016).

Cast and Credits Discover the cast of the film

regia/director
Zang Qiwu
soggetto, sceneggiatura/story, screenplay
Qin Haiyan, Li Xiaobing
fotografia/cinematography
Dong Jingsong
montaggio/film editing
Liao Qingsong
suono/sound
Li Danfeng
interpreti e personaggi/cast and characters
Ni Dahong (Yang Ba), Qi Dao (Li Daguo), Li Zhen (la moglie di Yang Ba/Yang Ba’s wife), Zhang Hang (Li Xiaohui), Zhang Chen (Yang Lebao)
produttori/producers
Geng Wang, Wang Ying


contatti/contacts
Whatsfilm
Jing Liu
liujing@whatsfilm.org
www.whatsfilm.org

Director statement Read more

“During shooting, we were very aware of making the shots stunning, and also considerate for post production. Front scene and background are carefully arranged, main characters and minor characters should be distinguishable, same for the layers that showed among characters and all objects in frame. For an ordinary guy like Yang Ba, we caught the simplest and truest aspect of him. When dealing with environment and atmosphere, building atmosphere is the primary consideration, environment is put in second place and not presented intentionally.”