• Short
  • 2017
  • 15 Minutes
  • China, France
  • Language: Chinese

In a nameless Chinese city, a mother with her daughter missing, refuses to go gently into this good night.

Director: QIU Yang

Screenwriter: QIU Yang

Production Company: Wild Grass Films



2017, Cannes Film Festival, Court Metrage, Palme D'Or, France

Cast and Crew

Screenwriter: QIU Yang

DOP / Camera: Constanze Schmidt

Editor: Carlo Francisco Manatad

Sound: Zhu MEI, Livia RUZIC, Mikko QUIZON

Producer: QIU Yang, LI Yi

Cast: Shuxian Li, Zhongwei Sun, Yaning Ding, Yun Xu, Zhijian Zhang


QIU Yang

QIU Yang was born and raised in Changzhou, China. He studied film directing at the Victorian College of the Arts in Australia.
His short film A Gentle Night was awarded the Short Film Palme d’Or at the 70th Festival de Cannes. He became the first ever Chinese director to receive this award. In 2015, his short Under the Sun was selected for the 68th Festival de Cannes Cinéfondation Competition
He was also a participant of Golden Horse Film Academy, Locarno Filmmakers Academy and Berlinale Talents.

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