Qiao Nan graduated from the Central Academy of Fine Arts and worked as a documentary filmmaker for 5 years. Participated in the production of dozens of independent documentaries such as "Planting for Life", "Ninth Uncles", "The Shoeshiner's Journey" and "Stammering Ballad".
The director's Statement:
On a winter night, on the black hillside, there is a trace of white, which is becoming more and more obvious. It is a thin layer of white snow. The snow on the cold mountain is lonely but gentle like it wants to melt into your heart. Late at night, the snow on the mountain became brighter and brighter, and the snow turned into ice, forming the armor of the mountain. Suddenly I thought of a person.
A long time ago, in the village where my grandmother who is the step mother of my mother, there was a woman who has 12 children. The children ran and played happily in the village every day. There was no trace of frustration in her eyes. When a sudden disaster struck, she was in a state of struggle for a long time, which maintained the continuation of the child's life, but faced her own death. In my young eyes at that time, she was the person who was spoken by others. But I have never forgotten her figure and her eyes. She has a kind of power. It is the original power of the soul, which always illuminates me. I want to express her. So i made this work.
In my mind, I want to express the characters, in a real space, with light and shade, space, texture contrast, this is an abstract expression, based on reality, due to the interest of the material itself, since it is a good choice Art, and reality is mixed with inner emotions, so I focus on expressing emotions and emotions.
Maybe it is a state. Someone once said: "There is no so-called artistic creation, it is God who creates it, we are just games." Maybe in the film Everything in the heroine has aura, then the life of the protagonist will be continued. Death may be the continuation of life, nature will not disappear, life exists in another form, and her fear is inherent in her body. We use a kind of Looking at the pain of others with sadness. Collision of her soul with her soul, she completed the work with countless unknowns and intoxication.
Awards and Exhibitions:
First prize of graduation creation of Central Academy of Fine Arts
Shortlisted for the German Female Director Film Festival
Nominated for Outstanding Works at the Asian Animation Festival
Best Outstanding Animated Short Film Award at the JVL Video Festival