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5th GPIFF Official Selection

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Mr. Donkey

Zhou Shen

Liu Lu

In the Republic of China era (1940s), A group of college teachers builds a school in a poor and rural village in the hope to improve the education level of local people. Living in a remote and dry area of China, the biggest problem they face is drought, which forces them to use a donkey to deliver water from a very distant area. In order to collect more compensation from the Education Bureau to feed the donkey and buy daily groceries, the teachers come up with an idea to fabricate a non-existing figure Lv Deshui (Mr. Donkey). One day, a commissioner from the Education Bureau wants to see Mr. Donkey and attend his lecture. In this emergency situation, the teachers have no choice left but to find a dirty coppersmith to play “Mr. Donkey”. Thus began the real trouble…

CHINA, 2016
Mandarin
113 minutes

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Zhou Shen

Zhou Shen is a Chinese film writer, director known for play If I Were Not Me (08), musical Daydream (11) and Mr. Donkey (16). He holds a bachelor’s and a master’s degree in film directing from China’s Central Academy of Drama.

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Liu Lu

Liu Lu is a Chinese film director, writer, editor and producer known for A Tibetan Marriage (13), Mr. Donkey (16),

Production Company:
Beijing Sili Culture Media
Mahua FunAge Production
Tianjin Maoyan Media
Bei Jing Ying Xing
Tian Xia Culture Communication

Producer:
Sa Qiri
Huang Tianyi
Liu Hongtao
Kang Li

Screenplay:
Zhou Shen
Liu Lu

Cinematographer:
Jong Lin

Editor:
Zhou Shen
Yang Yang

Sound:
Zhang Wenjuan
Xu Ying

Music:
Liu Zhou

Production Designer:
Li Chuanyong

Cast:
Da Li
Suxi Ren
Pei Kuishan
Liu Shuailiang
Aruna
Han Yanbo
Guanjin Bu
Wang Kun
Leven
Charles Arthur McLarty

Distributor:
Tianjin Maoyan Media (China)
Huaxia Film Distribution (China)
China Lion Film (North America)