Scene from the film China, China

China, China

  • Portugal
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China walks towards the Martim Moniz district, in Lisbon. When she passes the children scream: "China, China!". China is going to fly. To escape far away at dawn. She just wants to be happy. But China driinks her own poison. She drinks it all. Sometimes the air seems loaded with evil and the purgatory is a kindergarden.


  • Original Title
    China, China
  • Direction
  • Screenplay
    João Rui Guerra da Mata
  • Cinematography
    Rui Poças
  • Editing
    Rui Mourão
  • Sound
    Nuno Carvalho
  • Runtime
    19 min (16-30 min.)
  • Year
  • Country
    • Portugal
  • Format
    • Colour
  • Distribution
  • Festivals
    • São Paulo International Short Film Festival, Brazil
    • Zagreb Film Festival, Croatia
    • Valladolid International Film Festival, Spain
    • International Festival of Documentary and Short Film of Bilbao, Spain
    • Stuttgarter Filmwinter - Festival for Expanded Media, Germany
    • Oporto International Film Festival - Fantasporto, Portugal
    • Short Mediterranean Film Festival of Tangier, Morocco
    • Warsaw Film Festival, Poland
    • Janela Internacional de Cinema in Recife, Brazil
    • Nice Short Film Festival, France
    • Toronto International Film Festival, Canada
    • Las Palmas International Film Festival, Spain
    • Jeonju International Film Festival, Korea
    • Macau Literary Festival, Macau
    • Tibilisi - European Festival, Georgia
    • Taipei Film Festival, Taiwan
  • Awards
    • Prize Cachaça Cinema Clube Internacional - Rio de Janeiro International Short Film Festival - CURTA CINEMA, Brazil
    • 2nd Jury Award (European Competition) - UNLIMITED - Filmfestival for International Shortfilms, Germany
    • Great Prize Foreigner Short Film - Entrevues - Festival du Film Belfort, France
    • Special Mention of the Jury - Mediterranean Festival of New Film Makers, Larissa, Greece
    • Honour Mention - Caminhos do Cinema Português XV, Portugal is powered by Doc Alliance, a creative partnership of 7 key European documentary film festivals. Our aim is to advance the documentary genre, support its diversity and promote quality creative documentary films.

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