Fri Feb 28, 2020 – 2:30 pm | Domenico’s
Feelings To Tell
Directed by Wen Li
China | 79 min | 2018
After falling into sleep, Jiang, a young painter, finds himself in a Taogu village where he meets a mute girl, Jiu’er and her foster father Old Bai who believed firmly in ancient Xiangchu gods. As an observer and participant of the dream, the veneration they showed to the gods deeply touched Jiang. When Jiang witnessed the deep affection from his grandfather showed to his grandmother, he felt more puzzled over the fact that his parents had torn the last veil of hypocrisy and wished to get rid of the perplexities of real life. For the second time when Jiang entered into Taogu Mountain and re-acquainted with Old Bai and Jiu’er, he found that this was a mystic domain of reversed time. Jiu’er’s age means she will soon become a ‘mountain goddess’ and must be taken away…
Wen Li, Young female director, born in China, has studied painting since childhood. She graduated with a BFA from Central Academy of Fine Arts and MFA from School of Visual Arts. In 2012, Her thesis work FERRY won The Third Prize of Graduated Design of CAFA. In 2016, her short film WATER GHOST won the Gold Prize of CAFA Agnès Varda’s Award, The New Force Prize of Toronto China-West Filmmakers Alliance, Gold
Remi Award of Worldfest Houston International Film Festival, the Second Prize of Best Documentary in FICAE Film Festival, and the nominee of Competition Documentary Short Film in Cinquest Film Festival. Besides, the work also went to several international film festivals. In October 2018, her debut feature film FEELINGS TO TELL was premiered at the Raindance Film Festival in London, UK.