Original title: Knife in the Clear Water Director: Xuebo Wang Screenplay: Jinlian Ma, Yue Ma, Shuqing Shi, Xuebo Wang Director of Photography: Weihua Wang Producer: Xuebo Wang, Zijian Wang, Cheng Chen, Jian Chen Editor: Qingsong Liao, Xiaodong Guo, Xuebo Wang Country: China Year of production: 2016 Length (min): 93 Language: Mandarin Subtitles: Czech, English Sales: Asian Shadows Section: Asijský pohled
Impressive images of silent beauty depict the environment of a mountain village in the Chinese province of Ningxia in a unique way. In the enclosed Muslim community, old Ma and his son mourn the death of their beloved wife and mother. After forty days, the tradition dictates to carry out a ritual during which they should sacrifice their only piece of cattle. But Ma is plagued by doubts and the bull stops eating, as if in a premonition of its fate.