The Calming

SONG Fang 2020 China Fiction color 93min Mandarin, English, J DCP
date time venue guests rating
10/18 15:00 Spot Huasan A One G
10/24 19:30 Spot Huasan A One G
★ 2020 Berlin International Film Festival- Forum, CICAE Art Cinema Award

Documentary director Lin has just broken up with her boyfriend. Even though she suffers from an emotional crisis, she still responds openly to the people she meets and the world around her. When she visits her parents, her mother reflects on Lin's teenage years. Lin is reminded of those she had forgotten and finds her emotions reawakening. She senses a new calmness deep within...



Her short film Goodbye won Second Prize at Cannes Film Festival's Cinéfondation. Her debut feature Memories Look at Me won various prestigious international awards.

Director's Statement ▾

  • 2012 Memories Look at Me 記憶望著我

    2010 Yu Lu-Zhang Jun, Huang Doudou 語路(其中《黄豆豆》)

    2009 Goodbye 告別

Director, Scriptwriter, Editor: Song Fang

Executive Producers: Hu Hui, Dong Ping, Jia Zhang-ke

Producers: Jia Zhang-ke, Steven Xiang

Co-Producers: Zhao Yijun, Zhang Dong, Shozo Ichiyama

Cinematographer: Lu Songye

Sound Designer: Zhang Yang

Art Directors: Peng Shaoying, Liu Cheng-hung

周品頡 Josie Chou