LIFT Co-presentation: Oxhide II at Reel Asian 2010

LIFT co-presents Oxhide II at Toronto Reel Asian International Film Festival  2010

OXHIDE II – Dir. Jiayin Liu
China, 2009, 133:00, DigiBeta, Mandarin w/ Eng. Sub, Rated: G
Toronto Premiere
Cast: Zaiping Liu, Huifen Jia, Jiayin Liu

Quinzaine/Director’s Fortnight – Cannes Film Festival 2009
Blue Chameleon Award and White Chameleon Award – Cinema Digital Seoul Film Festival 2009

LIFT co-presents Oxhide II at Toronto Reel Asian International Film Festival  2010

OXHIDE II – Dir. Jiayin Liu
China, 2009, 133:00, DigiBeta, Mandarin w/ Eng. Sub, Rated: G
Toronto Premiere
Cast: Zaiping Liu, Huifen Jia, Jiayin Liu

Quinzaine/Director’s Fortnight – Cannes Film Festival 2009
Blue Chameleon Award and White Chameleon Award – Cinema Digital Seoul Film Festival 2009

Jiayin Liu introduced film audiences to her parents and their tiny Beijing apartment in the multiple-award winner “Oxhide” (2005). Skillfully blending drama and documentary, she continues to let us into a fascinating world beyond mere daily life. Liu not only appears in the film, she is also the sole director, editor, cinematographer and scriptwriter. In this series of nine shots, revolving in 45-degree intervals around a central workbench, the limited vision of the cinemascope frame reveals much about this tight-knit family. Liu practices how to chop chives and wrap dumplings, following her mother’s very specific instructions. The father’s failing leatherwork business continues to dominate the family’s sharp conversations as the meal preparations progress in what seems like real time. Clearly, people can learn a great deal while making dumplings together. Don’t watch this film on an empty stomach. – Lisa Roosen-Runge

“Oxhide II is unpretentiously inventive, quietly virtuosic…Every festival that’s serious about the art of cinema should pledge to show Oxhide II.” –David Bordwell, American film theorist, critic and author

ABOUT THE DIRECTOR:
Jiayin Liu was born in 1981 in Beijing. By the age of 25 she had completed a B.A. as well as a Master’s in the Beijing Film Academy’ scriptwriting department, where she is currently an instructor. Her first feature, Oxhide (2005), won numerous awards at various film festivals worldwide — including Hong Kong, Berlin and Jeonju in South Korea — as well as the Dragons and Tigers Award at the Vancouver International Film Festival.

Co-presented by the Images Festival, the Liaison of Independent Filmmakers of Toronto, United Food & Commercial Workers Locals 175 and 633

 

 

 

Saturday 13 November 2010 14:15  

Non-members: FREE
Members: FREE

Location:
Innis Town Hall 
2 Sussex Avenue 
Toronto ON Canada