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The Rice Paddy
(Tian Ge )

by ZHU Xiaoling


The chronicle of a village in southern China that follows a family over several seasons, narrated by A Qiu, the eldest 12-year old daughter. The grandmother’s death in charge of the raising her grand children will require parents who were away working on building sites in town to move back to the village and take care of the rice fields. At the breaking point between tradition and modernism, the young A Qiu decides that one day she will become a writer… The Rice Paddy is the first film ever to be shot entirely in Dong language (language Tibeto-Burman). Xiaoling Zhu only worked with non-professional actors but real villagers.

  • Titre français
    La Rizière
  • Original title
    Tian Ge
  • Titre international
    The Rice Paddy
  • Scénario
    Xiaoling Zhu, Simon Pradinas
  • Photo
    Philippe Bottiglione
  • Montage
    Pierre Haberer
  • Son
    Dana Farzenahpour
  • Musique
    Bruno Coulais
  • Production
    Orient Studio Productions
  • Producteur délégué
    Jean de Trégomain
  • Coproduction
    Lai productions, Chine.
  • Ventes internationales
    Orient Studio Productions

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