Coming and Going

A Film by Tianlin Xu

Synopsis

Two orphaned teenage brothers leave their remote mountain village behind to seek their fortune in two separate major cities. Meanwhile, their young neighbors anxiously await the return of their father, a migrant worker who left the village a year ago. This is the story of four boys from the Chinese countryside, their hopes and dreams, and the challenges they face.

Director

  • Picture of Tianlin Xu © Tianlin Xu

    Tianlin Xu

    Tianlin Xu is a Chinese filmmaker based in Germany, with an academic background in German studies and Journalism. Before she found her passion for filmmaking, she worked as a coordinator for art and culture projects in Beijing, a position which enabled her to be involved in the organization of a documentary film festival as well as the production of a feature film. These worthy experiences sparked her interest in exploring narrative documentary with an high level of an own aesthetic style. Since 2009 she has produced several short documentaries and multimedia stories. “Coming and Going” is her feature-length directorial debut.

Awards + Festivals

  • *NOMINATION IN DOCUMENATRY CATEGORY*
    16th FIRST STEPS AWARDS (Nomination, Berlin, Germany) September 14, 2015
  • *BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY*
    6th OAXACA FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Mexico)October 9, 2015
  • 12th JEEVIKA: ASIA LIVELIHOOD DOCUMENTARY FESTIVAL (Official Selection, India) October 30, 2015
  • 24th ST. LOUIS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Missouri, USA)November 5, 2015
  • 10th SCENECS - THE INTERNATIONAL DEBUT FILM FESTIVAL (Sneak Peak Screening, Netherlands)November 8, 2015
  • 4th ANTHROPOLOGICAL FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Jerusalem, Israel)November 18, 2015
  • GERMAN PREMIERE AT REX-KINO WUPPERTAL (Screening, Wuppertal, Germany)December 8, 2015
  • 6th CINEMAVVENIRE FILM FESTIVAL - LUMIÈRE 2015 (Official Selection, Rome, Italy)December 11, 2015
  • FILMFESTIVAL „GLOBALE MITTELHESSEN“ (Competition, Marburg, Germany)January 22, 2016
  • 15th DOCPOINT HELSINKI DOCUMENTARY FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Finland) January 25, 2016
  • 1st LYON INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, France)January 30, 2016
  • 26th MEDIAWAVE – ANOTHER CONNECTION INT’L FILM FESTIVAL („On the Road“ Online Competition, Hungary)March 1, 2016
  • 4th SILK ROAD FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Dublin, Ireland)March 10, 2016
  • THE HAIDA GWAII FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Canada)March 11, 2016
  • 6th QUEENS WORLD FILM FESTIVAL (Documentary Section, NY, USA)March 15, 2016
  • *SPECIAL METION FOR THE SECTION LE DONNE RACCONTANO*
    23rd SGUARDI ALTROVE FILM FESTIVAL INTERNAZIONALE (Donne Raccontano Documentary Competition, Milano, Italy) March 17, 2016
  • *GOLD REMI AWARD*
    49th ANNUAL WORLDFEST HOUSTON (Official Selection, Texas, USA) April 8, 2016
  • *LUIS ESPINAL PRIZE*
    BRAZILIAN INT’L LABOUR FILM FESTIVAL / MOSTRA CINETRABALHO 2016 (Official Selection, Campinas, São Paulo, Brazil)May 2, 2016
  • HUMAN RIGHTS NIGHTS FESTIVAL 2016 (General Programme, Bologna, Italy)May 6, 2016
  • 10th ETHNOCINECA – INT’L DOCUMENTARY FILM FESTIVAL VIENNA (competition of EVA – Excellence in Visual Anthropology, Austria) May 17, 2016
  • *LUIS ESPINAL PRIZE*
    BRAZILIAN INT’L LABOUR FILM FESTIVAL / MOSTRA CINETRABALHO 2016 (Official Selection, Marília, São Paulo, Brazil)May 23, 2016
  • 14th ISCHIA FILM FESTIVAL (Section Location Negata, Italy)June 25, 2016

Synopsis

Crew

Screenplay
TianlinXu
Directorof Photography
Chris Caliman
Producer
Kim Münster
Director
Tianlin Xu
Editor
Daniel Che Hermann
Sound-Design
Erik Anker
Music
Timon Wawreczko

Details

Running Time
89:00‘
Shooting Format
HD
Sceening Format
DCP, BluRay, DVD, .mov, mp4 (HD)
Aspect Ratio
16:9 (1,78:1)
Sound
Stereo

Contact

FILM FESTIVAL AGENCY

aug&ohr medien
Markus Kaatsch
Riemannstr. 21
10961 Berlin, Germany

+49 (0) 176 - 62965299

markus@augohr.de
www.augohr.de

PRODUCTION COMPANY & DISTRIBUTION

Treibsand Film
Kim Münster & Luiza Budner GbR
Benzstr. 5
D-42117 Wuppertal, Germany

+49 (0) 163 - 8844871
mail@kimmuenster.de

Email: wir@treibsand-film.de
Website: www.treibsand-film.de
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