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Yellow Sheep River

Director :

Country: 

  • Taiwan
Color :
Color
Running Time :
94 min
  • Urban
  • Rural
  • Science
  • Nature Environment
  • Ethnology
  • Folk
  • Religion

Synopsis

If you have forgotten what it means to be alive, "Yellow Sheep River" will remind you.

Born in Taipei, Taiwan, film director LIU Soung brought his film crew to the Western China, and visited Yellow Sheep River. Deeply touched by the simple living there, LIU presented the daily activities with an omniscient view, and combined the 19 sequences with the singing of a blind Chinese musician.

It will be a unique experience to view this film, because there are no words, no subtitles, and no voice over, no nothing, but pictures. And these pictures are strong and rich and each one says something. The audience will be impressed by the beauty of living, and realize that it only could be revealed through the repetition of everyday life. This is not just an ordinary documentary, this is a poetic essay that blends nature with art and Zen.

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Director Statement

Here in Yellow Ship River, the endlessly repeating is the rhythm of life. I witness the way of their living, so simple, only trifles and details are left.

It is hard to imaging how dull days are replayed over and over for hundreds of years there, in unbelievable sameness. Nonetheless, from this never-ending cycle of living on earth, a kind of harmony emerges from this rhythm, and a unique sense of beauty followed. The feeling I get from this beauty is very different to that given by lovely objects and grand works of art.

I believe that this kind of beauty can understood on the simplest level. Without the need of language, dialogue, voice-over, story, or the need of dramatic tension, leading and supporting roles, I am sure that one can experience this beauty and, above all, a sense of tranquility hidden behind it.

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Festivals & Awards

2009 Taipei Film Festival - Best Documentary
2009 Taipei Film Festival
2010 Film Festival della Lessinia
2010 Trento Film Festival
2010 San Francisco International Film Festival
2010 Film Festival della Lessinia
2010 Trento Film Festival
2010 San Francisco International Film Festival
2011 Cinema Planeta, International Enviromental Film Festival of Mexico
2011 Cinema Planeta, International Enviromental Film Festival of Mexico

Team

  • Director
  • Editor
  • Script Writer
  • Executive Producer
  • Cinematographer
  • Sound Designer
  • Music
  • Project Manager
  • Project Manager
  • Producer
  • Film Producer
  • Line Producer
  • Line Producer
  • Production Coordinator
  • Production Accountant
  • Assistant Cinematographer
  • On-line Editor
  • Post-Production Facility
  • Music Providing
  • Executive Production
  • Distribution
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