She Runs

A film by

China / France | 15' | 05/2019 | fiction

In an ordinary Chinese winter, a small city junior high student, YU, tries to quit her school aerobic dancing team.

“A formal and technical tour de force where form and technique are never the only reason to be watching”
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“A formal and technical tour de force where form and technique are never the only reason to be watching”
Square Eyes - LOGO-19-SELECTION-EN-FOND-CLAIR-QUADRI
Square Eyes - TIFF19-Official_Selection-blk
Square Eyes - Clermont Ferrand - Int Comp 2020 Laurel

Qiu Yang

Biography

QIU Yang was born and raised in Changzhou, China. He studied film directing at the Victorian College of the Arts in Australia.

His latest short film SHE RUNS has been selected to the competition at the Cannes 58th Critics’ Week. His previous works including 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, Under the Sun was selected for the 68th Festival de Cannes Cinéfondation Competition.

He is currently developing his first feature project, which was selected to the Cinéfondation Residence 2017 and was awarded the CNC Screenwriting Grant during the 70th Festival de Cannes.

Filmography

  • She Runs 2019 – short film
  • A Gentle Night 2017 – short film
  • Under the Sun 2015 – short film
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Crew

Director: Qiu Yang
Screenplay: Qiu Yang
Producer: Lin Fan, Edmond Yang, Justin Pechberty, Damien Megherbi
Co-Executive Producer: Frank Sun, Angelica Cheung
Executive Producer: Allen Zhu
Cinematographer: Constanze Schmitt
Sound: Mei Zhu, Livia Ruzic, Emmanuel Croset
Composer: Ryan Somerville
Editor: Carlo Francisco Manatad
Production Designer: Shan Yinghao
Cast: Xue Jiayi

Festivals

  • Semaine de la Critique, France (15 – 23 May, 2019)
    Official Selection Won: Leitz Cine Discovery Prize for short film
  • Guanajuato International Film Festival, Mexico (19 – 28 July, 2019)
    Short Fiction Competition
  • Melbourne International Film Festival, Australia (1 – 18 August, 2019)
    Short Film Competition
  • DokuFest International Documentary and Short Film Festival, Kosovo (2 – 10 August, 2019)
    Short Film Competition
  • Concorto Film Festival, Italy (17 – 24 August, 2019)
    Competition
  • Toronto International Film Festival, Canada (5 – 15 September, 2019)
    Short Cuts
  • CineFest Miskolc International Film Festival, Hungary (13 – 21 September, 2019)
    Short Film Competition
  • Athens International Film Festival, Greece (18 – 29 September, 2019)
    Short Film Selection
  • El Gouna Film Festival, Egypt (19 – 27 September, 2019)
    Short Film Competition
  • Love & Anarchy – Helsinki International Film Festival, Finland (19 – 29 September, 2019)
    Official Selection
  • Black Canvas Festival de Cine Contemporáneo, Mexico (24 – 26 September, 2019)
    International Competition
  • Encounters Film Festival, United Kingdom (24 – 29 September, 2019)
    Competition Special Mention
  • New York Film Festival, United States (27 September – 13 October, 2019)
    Official Selection
  • BFI London Film Festival, United Kingdom (2 – 13 October, 2019)
    Short Film Competition
  • Festival Du Nouveau Cinéma, Canada (9 – 20 October, 2019)
    International Competition
  • Philadelphia Film Festival, United States (17 – 27 October, 2019)
    Narrative Shorts
  • Uppsala International Short Film Festival, Sweden (21 – 27 October, 2019)
    International Competition
  • Bosphorus Film Festival, Turkey (22 – 26 October, 2019)
    Short Fiction Competition
  • Denver Film Festival, United States (30 October – 10 November, 2019)
    Short Film Competition
  • Internationale Kurzfilmtage Winterthur, Switzerland (5 – 11 November, 2019)
    Youth Competition 12+
  • Cinemaforum, Poland (6 – 10 November, 2019)
    International Competition
  • San Diego Asian Film Festival, United States (7 – 16 November, 2019)
    International Shorts Competition
  • Zagreb Film Festival, Croatia (7 – 17 November, 2019)
    Official Competition Special Mention
  • Gijón International Film Festival, Spain (15 – 23 November, 2019)
    International Competition
  • Les Rencontres Cinessonne, France (15 – 24 November, 2019)
  • Festival Cinéma Jeune Public, Switzerland (20 – 24 November, 2019)
    International Competition 12+ Special Mention
  • Verín International Short Film Festival, Spain (30 November – 8 December, 2019)
    Official Selection
  • Aguilar de Campoo – International Short Film Festival, Spain (3 – 9 December, 2019)
    Official Competition
  • Zubroffka – International Short Film Festival, Poland (4 – 8 December, 2019)
    World Wide Shorts Competition Won: Best Cinematography & Journalist Prize
  • Pancevo Film Festival, Serbia (4 – 8 December, 2019)
    Official Selection
  • London Short Film Festival, United Kingdom (10 – 19 January, 2020)
    International Competition
  • Prague Short Film Festival, Czech Republic (22 – 26 January, 2019)
    International Competition
  • Clermont-Ferrand Short Film Festival, France (31 January – 8 February, 2020)
    International Competition

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