violin

China has been through a dramatic urbanization as its economy grows. Thousands of young farmers are joining the labor force in cities leaving their children at home with their senior parents. It has created a special group in the vast rural areas - they are called 'left-behind children.'

Ru Lin, Xi is one of the 'left-behind children.' Designated as the class leader, Xi has been adored and trusted by Teacher Sun. Sun is an old school elementary school teacher who strictly stuck to Chinese traditional value.

Returning found property has always been taught as a virtue in the class. Xi handed in a violin to Sun right after she found it at the riverside by chance. Sun highly complimented Xi’s action, which makes both of them very proud. However, Xi began to feel regret once she noticed what a beautiful sound the violin could make. After struggling, she went to Sun to have the violin back since no owner had been found.

To Sun, a student’s confrontation is intolerant. He began to think Xi as the class role model is rotting mentally. Xi also became devastated for Sun’s mistrust as Sun has been the father figure. She decided to take all the efforts to find the violin’s owner to gain back Sun’s trust. As the story progressed, Xi became more and more confused and suspicious of the adult’s world and its game rules, which eventually led to rebellion.

  • Li ruimin
    Director
  • Li ruimin
    Writer
  • Zheng hanyue
    Producer
  • Xi linru
    Key Cast
  • Bai baoheng
    Key Cast
  • Project Title (Original Language):
    小提琴
  • Project Type:
    Feature, Student
  • Runtime:
    1 hour 31 minutes 29 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    October 1, 2016
  • Production Budget:
    10,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    China
  • Country of Filming:
    China
  • Language:
    Chinese
  • Shooting Format:
    digital
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16:9
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    Yes
  • Student Project:
    No
  • Canada International Film Festival
    Vancouver
    Canada
    April 17, 2018
    Best Foreign Feature
  • Azure Lorica's Eclipse International Film Festival
    Pasadena
    American Samoa
    November 3, 2017
    Semi-Finalist
  • San Mauro Film Festival
    Turin
    Italy
    May 19, 2018
    Semi-Finalist
Distribution Information
  • vimeo
    Country: China
    Rights: All Rights
Director Biography - Li ruimin

Age:43
Gender:male
Address:Beijing
Mobile:13683184848

EXPERIENCE:
2008:Graduated from the Literature Department of Beijing Film Academy
Directed short film “oprea”,Film Academy get "gold award" prize
2009:
shooter a documentary "wood flowers"
2009—2015:
Filming a documentary for TV stations
2015:
Directed film “villion”

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