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- Director: Zhang Miaoyan
- CHINA, FRANCE / 2017 / DCP / Colour / 101´ / Mandarin; Turkish, English s.t.
- Screenplay: Zhang Rice, Wang Lianggui, Zhang Miaoyan, Quge
- Director of Photography: Zhang Miaoyan, Xu Zhiyong
- Editing: Zhang Miaoyan
- Cast: Hu Chunlan, Zhao Zhuojun, Yang Xiaojiang, Wang Gufu
- Producer: Zhang Miaoyan, Hu Chunlan, Guillaume de Seille
- Production Co.: Arizona Productions
- World Sales: Celluloid Dreams
- Print Source: Pascale Ramonda
Making its international premieres at Busan and Rotterdam film festivals, Silent Mist is a horrifying social drama inspired by actual events. Depicting the impact of greed, power hunger, and corruption over contemporary Chinese society through ordinary citizens, Silent Mist opens in the darkness of a night, when an ominous blanket of fog falls upon a peaceful canal town in Southern China. Shadows scatter along the damp walls of the streets, and an old man arrives in the village, wandering through the winding narrow paths. A schoolgirl, a yong woman and a young couple seem to be unable to cope with the tension. Multi-awarded director Zhang in his fourth feature film describes the violent acts in the film as “a symbol of this individual ‘freedom’ acquired at the cost of the innocent other.”
This film was a Meetings on the Bridge participant.