Director : Gu Tao
Liuxia, Yuguo’s mother, lost her husband when her child was young. Suffered from excessive drinking, she was not able to support Yuguo. Thanks to the financial aid from the society, Yuguo was sent to Wuxi to accept free education. After that, Liuxia lived with gloom everyday and she could find sustenance in reindeer and alcohol.
In a winter vacation, Yuguo came back to his hometown---Ewenke, which was deep in Daxing’anling. He was then thirteen, totally different from the Yuguo that had left this place years ago. Growing up in the city, Yuguo then had to face his drunk mother, the frustrated uncle, the innocent tribes people, and the familiar but strange forest. He was going through a period of confusion…….
* The director will be there to take comments and answer questions.
About the Director:
Gu Tao, Manchurian ethnicity (ethnic minority of China), independent director
1970-born in Hulunbeir, Inner Mongolia
1991-1995-studied oil painting at the Inner Mongolia Art Institute
2000-studied film at the China Art Research Institute in Beijing
2007-directed Aoluguya, Aoluguya
2009-directed The Naked Life of Qin Yongjian
2010-directed North of North and A Time Past
2010- co-directed The Opaqued God, which was on the shortlist of Shanghai Documentary Station’s MIDA filmmaker plan