Length: 74 min/58 min (TV version)
Aspect ratio: 2:39:1
Format: Digital, Color
Language: Gusihua (Henan's dialect) & Putonhua (Mandarin Chinese)
What started as an attempt to point our attention towards an unknown and cryptic China, has turned into an exciting and deeply emotional project about personal growth and the search for freedom.
¿What is it about?
It's a universal story in a conflicting and unknown world through the capture of personal growth and self-acceptance in a country where a voiceless generation fights for the opportunity to be himself.
The celebration of the Chinese New Year is coming and Yu Liang Yuan (21 years old) starts its journey from the industrial colony where he resides in Shenzhen to his birthplace in Henan (inland of the Asiatic giant).
But these aren't any regular holidays. This year, his visit is crucial for his future and that of his family. He hopes to get engaged with an old schoolmate with whom he's been dating.
What nobody could actually foresee, is that she and her family have been looking over other candidates and have decided that Yῡ Liang Yuan's family is not rich enough to accept their marriage proposal.
This unexpected turn of events will force Yῡ Liang Yuan to start questioning the world around him and the need to follow a set of rules and traditions which he doesn't really share. Forcing him to face a hard issue: who he is and what he truly wants.
YU LIANG YUAN
The protagonist of our film, a young trapped in an oppressive, over-practical and superstitious word, that little by little will discover he can also pursue his dreams.
"I Love Deeply China. I'm chinese and i love my country, Soy chino y quiero a mi país, but I do not identify with the Chinese or their way of thinking".
YU TING YONG
Padre de Yu Liang Yuan, es el gran contrapunto a nuestro protagonista. A través de él, no sólo descubrimos la China actual, sino que la entendemos: comprendemos el modo de pensar de sus habitantes, de dónde vienen y hacia dónde van.
Yu Liang Yuan's father, is an essential counterweight to our main character. Thanks to him, we discover the China of today and we also understand the way of thinking of its inhabitants: where they come from and where they are going.
"My dream is to be able to buy a big car where to put all my family, To go to my village to find my parents and take my mother to Beijing. She has never visited Beijing and I wish I could do it before it's too late".
¿Where does it take place?
Skyscrapers, freeways and industrial complexes, that's Shenzhen, a city of ten thousand inhabitans wich fifty years ago even exists, a city of passage for most of its inhabitants, sheltering in the industrial complexes of the city. A true symbol of the new China.
On the other hand, there's Xiajizi, about 1.500km from Shenzhen, is a small village that centers around agriculture of fields and scattered houses throughout an immense plain.
A landscape of tall trees, artificial lakes and irrigation channels that hide the charm of an utopic world halfway between modernity and rural traditionalism.
¿Who are we?
Director // Marc Chica i José
Producer // David Delgado Pons
Cinematographer // Pep Bosch Calvo
Composer // David Giró
Editor// Néstor H. Ruano
Sound production // Anxo R. Villar
Graphic designer // Manuel Lemus Vergara
Voice over// Helen Zhong
Translator // Jiahui Li / Yu Tong Duan
¿What will your donations be used for?
Made in China, is already shot and edited! And now we face the daunting demands of posproduction. Your donations will help us:
- Finish the color correction
- Do the sound mix
- Finish the translation, transcription and subtitles for the movie
- Pay copyright for songs
- Compose the original Soundtrack and, record it by an orchestra!
- ¡And cover the expenses of marketing and distribution!
Made in China tiene prevista su estrena en festivales por todo el mundo en Enero del 2018, así como una estrena en salas durante los seis primeros meses del 2018!
Made in China's premiere is planned on January 2018 at film festivals all over the world, also, it's planned a cinema premiere during the first six month of 2018!
¿What rewards do we offer?
Imported directly from China, you'll not find it anywere! These rewards are presents and traditional elements of everyday use throughout special festivities and celebrations.
¿How does Verkami work?
You have to choose the reward you'd like to receive. A screen will pop up to record the pre-payment with your credit card number or through your PayPal account. This doesn't mean you have actually payed. It's just a pre-payment order that won't be materialized until the campaign reaches its finish line.
From then on, we'll keep you updated with all the news from the campaign through mail and you'll be able to ask us anything about the project. Evidently, we'll also answer your questions before your donation. The campaign is active during 40 days. That's the limit we have to get the funding.
IMPORTANT! If we don't reach our goal within that period, your donation will be canceled and no money will leave your account.
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