Knife in the Clear Water

Knife in the Clear Water

Original title: Qingshui Li De Daozi
Director: Xuebo Wang
Screenplay: Jinlian Ma, Yue Ma, Shuqing Shi, Xuebo Wang
Director of Photography: Weihua Wang
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.

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