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Step Into the River

    Step Into the River

    China-France, 15', 2020

    age recommendation: 13+

    Lu and Wei are two young girls living in a village nestled on the banks of a river. They both have a special relationship with this river, which looks like a cradle of tragic stories.

    Weijia Ma

    She is an independent animation artist and a college teacher. Her documentary short film “My quarantine bear” has won the Special Mention at Vision du Réel.

    Cast & Crew

    • direction: Weijia Ma
    • screenplay: Weijia Ma
    • editing: Weijia Ma
    • music: Pablo Pico, Wei Wu
    • sound: Pablo Pico
    • cast:  Yifei Chen, Mingen Zhang
    • producer:  Boris Mashkovtsev
    • production company: Les Valseurs
    • original language:  Chinese


    • My quarantine bear (2021)
    • The same river twice (2015)
    • Lion Dance (2012)