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Mosaic Portrait
A film by Zhai Yixiang
Year|2019 Duration|108 min Language|Mandarin Country|China World Premiere|Karlovy Vary


Migrant worker Xu comes back home upon finding out about his 14-year-old daughter Ying’s sudden pregnancy. He seeks for justice in vain, when Ying’s school and local authorities promise an investigation but prevaricate over Ying’s accusation against her teacher. Jia, a journalist from Shenzhen, shows interest in the case as he scrutinizes the misty town. When he gets lost in trailing into the rebellious girl’s real life, he lingers around, waiting for the shocking truth to be revealed only after childbirth...
At the center of the whirlpool, Ying endures the spotlight shone on her body with indifference. Shortly after labor, the young mother leaves town to receive social assistance in an effort to heal her past. Will she find peace in her future? Will her inner voice be heard one day?


Zhai Yixiang

Born in 1987, Zhai Yixiang is a young director and screenwriter living in Beijing. His debut feature film This Worldly Life (2014) was selected as one of the official finalists in the 11th Chinese Independent Film Festival, and awarded Best Artist Contribution in the 9th FIRST International Film Festival, as well as K26 Best Feature Film in the 15th Filmfest Hamburg. His second feature Mosaic Portrait (2018) won several significant funds before completion, including the Grand Prize in the Golden Horse Film Project Promotion and the White Light Post-Production Award in the WIP Lab of Hong Kong-Asia Film Financing Forum.


Blackfin Production


Wang Yanhui
Wang Chuanjun
Zhang Tongxi


Script: Zhai Yixiang
Producers: Wang Zijian, Cheng Rui
Camera: Wang Weihua
Sound: Li Danfeng
Editors: Matthieu Laclau, Yanshan Tsai
Art Design: Peng Shaoying


Karlovy Vary International Film Festival
Main Competition

Marrakech International Film Festival
Prix Du Jury

Thessaloniki International Film Festival

Filmfest Hamburg

FIRST International Film Festival
Best Artistic Originality

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