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5th GPIFF Official Selection

CRESTED IBIS

Crested Ibis

Qiao Liang

The story begins with Vince Kang, a reporter in Beijing, having to go back to his hometown to report a crested ibis, one of the national treasures found unexpectedly. Before this trip, he made a report about the pollution of a local cement plant, owned by one of his classmates, and made it suspended. If he makes the report about the bird, a natural reserve for it will be built, while the cement plant, which provides jobs for villagers, will be shut down. In order to save his plant, the classmate tries to hide the bird to obstruct Vince’s report. In the end, Vince makes a compromise with his hometown. During the process of pursuit and hide of the crested ibis, everyone’s interest is revealed, and, furthermore, the environment pollution, an aftermath from China’s development pattern, is brought into daylight.

CHINA, 2017
Mandarin
107 minutes

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Qiao Liang

Qiao Liang, professor and postgraduate tutor of directing department in Beijing Film Academy. Major works of TV series: Mother Will Marry, How to Save You My Love, Endless Love in Tokyo. Major works of films: Fly, Keelung, My Own Private Deutschland, Crested Ibis. Awarded by various film festivals many times.

Production Company:
Hua Yuan Cultural Industry Investment and Development Co. Sunnyway Film
Youth Film Studio of Beijing Film Academy

Producer:
Duan Peng

Executive Producer:
Fan Weidong

Screenplay:
Li Yong

Cinematographer:
Huang Lian

Editor:
Zhang Yifan

Sound:
Ma Hai
Hao Gang

Cast:
Gao Zifeng
Meng Haiya
Zhao Jifeng
He Miao
Wang Peilu