• Feature
  • 2020
  • 120 Minutes
  • China
  • Language: Chinese

After young Tutu kills a bear to save his little brothers life, he is considered an outcast as bears are sacred to the Lonki tribe. Years later Tutu and Linzi struggle to get by and work as lumberjacks near the forest they grew up in. When they both fall for the same woman, it drives the brothers apart. While Linzi connects more and more with nature and the forest, Tutu chooses another path. Through their story, we experience the deep connection of all living things and witness the mysterious retribution wrought by nature on humans who wound it. The film gives us an opportunity to contemplate our relationship with Mother Earth.

Director: Cao Jinling

Screenwriter: Cao Jinling

Production Company: Kingdom Pictures (Beijing) Co.Ltd.

Premier Status: National premiere



2020: Cairo International Film Festival

2021: Hong Kong International Film Festival

Cast and Crew

Screenwriter: Cao Jinling

Producer: Liao Ching-Song

Editor: Liao Ching-Song

Music: Lim Giong

Sound: Tu Duu-Chih

DOP / Camera: Mark Lee Ping Bing

Cast: Wang Chuanjun, Qi Xi, Si Ligeng


Cao Jinling

After receiving a doctorate in Dramatic Literature from China’s Central Academy of Drama, writer/director Cao Jinling completed her further study at USC’s School of Cinematic Arts. Her prior screenwriting credits include “Meet Miss Anxiety” (2014), “Crying Out in Love” (2016) and “Seventy-Seven Days” (2017).

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