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Ciao Ciao

Ciao Ciao

A Feature film by Song Chuan

Produced by Zorba Production

Release in France : 25/04/2018


    City girl Ciao Ciao’s roots are in the country where she is paying her parents a visit. She’s confident that she will be returning to the city soon. Until then she is killing time texting her girlfriend in the megalopolis, Kanton. Together, they are planning to open up a shop of their own. But the longer she spends in this little backwater, the more her standard outfit of Louis Vuitton bag, heels and a Hermès scarf begins to look like a joke against the vividly green landscape. The local hairdresser, who comes from Kanton, would seem to be the only one who understands her. When she gets involved with Li Wei, the good-for-nothing, mostly inebriated son of a corn whiskey distiller – a connection that her mother and Li Wei’s father would seem to have engineered – a drama à la Tennessee Williams begins to take its course. Contrasting the wide expanse of the landscape with the faces of the protagonists, Song Chuan has found a powerful visual language for his portrait of the dissatisfied Ciao Ciao who struggles against rural life, but finds herself sucked in by it. In this seeming idyll there lurks a dangerous sense of frustration that is just waiting for an opportunity to burst out.


    Actors (6)

    Production and distribution (3)

    Executive Producer :

    Zorba Production

    French distribution :

    Dissidenz Films

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    Photos (6)

    Full credits (11)

    Executive Producer :

    Guillaume de la Boulaye

    Foreign producers :

    He Xiaoyun, He Tai

    Sound Recordist :

    Yuan Gao

    Editors :

    Jean-Marie Lengellé, Song Chuan

    Music Composers :

    Sun Dawei, me:mo, Wang Jong-Kuen, Nara, Ayrtbh, Yuan Sihan, ONNO

    Sound Mixer :

    François Loubeyre

    Screenwriter :

    Song Chuan

    Director of Photography :

    Li Xuejun

    Press Attaché (film) :

    Bich Quân Tran

    Sound Editor :

    Jules Wysocki

    Grader :

    Isabelle Julien

    Technical details

    Feature film

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    Coproducer countries :

    France, China

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    Runtime :

    1 h 23 min

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    Audio format :

    Dolby 5.1

    Posters (1)


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