BLUE AMBER

by Jie Zhou
BLUE AMBER

Informations

Nation: China

Year: 2018

Length: 97'

36° TORINO FILM FESTIVAL

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Synopsis

Lotus is a young kindergarten teacher. One year earlier, her husband Feng was hit and killed on a pedestrian crossing by a car. The insurance company of the rich couple who caused the accident has awarded Lotus a compensation, but to the woman, there isn’t enough money in the world which can compensate her for her lost love. How much does a life cost? Moved by a desire for revenge, submerged in her memories of the past, Lotus quits her job and begins working as a maid at the home of an upper-class family. She begins to plan how to settle the score with all the well-off people she knows, as she obsessively calculates the acquired value of her husband’s life in terms of money, day after day until the end.

Director

Jie Zhou

Jie Zhou

Jie Zhou (China, 1983) majored in electronic science and technology in the university and after graduation he studied independently and began to work as a director. He made his debut with the short film Mang (2013), nominated for Best Director at the Short Film Venture Capital Award, and in 2015 directed another short, My Only Farewell. With the project of his first feature film Blue Amber he then won the Best Talent Project at the Shanghai International Film Festival, where the film, once completed, won the Asian New Talent Award Best Cinematography.

Filmography:
Mang (cm, 2013), My Only Farewell (cm, 2015), Dan lan hu po (Blue Amber, 2018).

Cast and Credits

regia/director
Jie Zhou
soggetto/story
dal romanzo/from the novel The Life of 240 Months di/by Yigua Xu
sceneggiatura/screenplay
Zhao Xiaoqiu, Jie Zhou
fotografia/cinematography
Ao Ieong, Weng Fong           
montaggio/film editing
Zhang Yifan
scenografia/production design
Geng Huafeng
musica/music
Ellison Lau, Chi Keong
suono/sound
Tu Duu-Chih, Chiang Lien-Chen
interpreti/cast
Wang Zhener, Lu Yulai, Geng Le, Zhang Yao, Wang Caiping
produttori/producers
Ya Ning, Gigi Qi, Qi Zhonghan, Wu Lei, Gu Jingang
produzione/production
Iqiyi Pictures
coproduzione/coproduction
Huoerguosi New Clues Film Production, Zhongwei Imagines Entertainment Company, Beijing Hualu Newmedia & Information Technology, I Think Motion Pictures.

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contatti/contacts
Novel Sky Pictures
Kang Lee
[email protected]

Director statement

“Lotus is an emotional and sensitive woman. She is entrapped in a desperate life and strives to seek the meaning of life. Luckily she feels relieved in the end, which proves the meaning of the words ‘born’ and ‘existence.’”

Synopsis Learn more

Lotus is a young kindergarten teacher. One year earlier, her husband Feng was hit and killed on a pedestrian crossing by a car. The insurance company of the rich couple who caused the accident has awarded Lotus a compensation, but to the woman, there isn’t enough money in the world which can compensate her for her lost love. How much does a life cost? Moved by a desire for revenge, submerged in her memories of the past, Lotus quits her job and begins working as a maid at the home of an upper-class family. She begins to plan how to settle the score with all the well-off people she knows, as she obsessively calculates the acquired value of her husband’s life in terms of money, day after day until the end.

Director All about direction

Jie Zhou

Jie Zhou

Jie Zhou (China, 1983) majored in electronic science and technology in the university and after graduation he studied independently and began to work as a director. He made his debut with the short film Mang (2013), nominated for Best Director at the Short Film Venture Capital Award, and in 2015 directed another short, My Only Farewell. With the project of his first feature film Blue Amber he then won the Best Talent Project at the Shanghai International Film Festival, where the film, once completed, won the Asian New Talent Award Best Cinematography.

Filmography:
Mang (cm, 2013), My Only Farewell (cm, 2015), Dan lan hu po (Blue Amber, 2018).

Cast and Credits Discover the cast of the film

regia/director
Jie Zhou
soggetto/story
dal romanzo/from the novel The Life of 240 Months di/by Yigua Xu
sceneggiatura/screenplay
Zhao Xiaoqiu, Jie Zhou
fotografia/cinematography
Ao Ieong, Weng Fong           
montaggio/film editing
Zhang Yifan
scenografia/production design
Geng Huafeng
musica/music
Ellison Lau, Chi Keong
suono/sound
Tu Duu-Chih, Chiang Lien-Chen
interpreti/cast
Wang Zhener, Lu Yulai, Geng Le, Zhang Yao, Wang Caiping
produttori/producers
Ya Ning, Gigi Qi, Qi Zhonghan, Wu Lei, Gu Jingang
produzione/production
Iqiyi Pictures
coproduzione/coproduction
Huoerguosi New Clues Film Production, Zhongwei Imagines Entertainment Company, Beijing Hualu Newmedia & Information Technology, I Think Motion Pictures.

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contatti/contacts
Novel Sky Pictures
Kang Lee
[email protected]

Director statement Read more

“Lotus is an emotional and sensitive woman. She is entrapped in a desperate life and strives to seek the meaning of life. Luckily she feels relieved in the end, which proves the meaning of the words ‘born’ and ‘existence.’”