Year of Production：2019
Executive Producer： Li Shaohong
Executive Producer： Liang Ming
Screenplay： Liang Ming
Cinematography： He Shan
Editing：Zhu Lin ／ Wang Gaigai
Art Direction：Wong Ka-lun
Cast： Lu Xingchen/ Wu Xiaoliang/Wang Jiajia/Wang Weishen/Chen Yongzhong
and his sister Guxi run a fresh fish stall near China’s northern border. An oil spill
leads to the widespread contamination of coastal waters, causing them to lose their
livelihood. A woman called Qingchang appears in their lives and the growing intimacy
between her and Guliang makes Guxi feel left out. Qingchang’s father owns a
fish market and he faces his own business crisis as well. You Chunbo, the fisherman
who works for him breaks into the private fishing ground of Mr. Jiang and is
beaten to death. Jiang is rumoured to be the murderer but Guxi stumbles upon a recording
that reveals that it is someone else.
Ming graduated from the Department of Performance Studies of the Communication
University of China. He participated in the 3rd CFDG China Youth Film
Director Support Programme and acted in Lou Ye’s Spring Fever and Love and Bruises.
He is the second assistant director in Lou Ye’s Mystery and the leading actor
of Shadow Days which was selected for the Berlinale in 2014. Liang also played
in the short film The Song of the Singer, for which he won Best Actor at the Vaughan
International Film Festival in Canada.
is a coming-of-age story with elements of crime thrown in. Innocent youth and cruel
adulthood are tied together, so youth can explore the boundaries of the two realms.
The young people in the film are like family to each other. What makes them so
close in their formative years? This film is a meticulous articulation
about the energy of youth. What is crushed, broken and distorted by the
world is not only the dreams of youth, but also the desire for the world.
For the protagonists, ‘the only way to solve the problem is to step outside
into the sunlight’. This is more than a simple tale of growing up. Growing up has
never been easy. Everyone is confused and entrapped by fate and their surroundings.
Youth is a process of finding the sunshine behind the clouds.