A Golden Bear-winning producer and key figure in the Chinese independent film circle, Vivian Qu has produced award-winning films such as Night Train (2007, Un Certain Regard, Cannes Film Festival), Knitting (2008, Directors’ Fortnight, Cannes Film Festival), and Longing for the Rain (2013, Rotterdam International Film Festival). Her latest producing work, Black Coal, Thin Ice, won the Golden Bear and a Silver Bear at the 2014 Berlin International Film Festival. In 2013 Qu wrote and directed her first feature film, Trap Street, which received rave reviews at the Venice Film Festival, Toronto International Film Festival, and New Directors/New Films at Lincoln Center/MoMA. With Trap Street, she won the Dragons & Tigers Award Special Mention at the Vancouver International Film Festival and the Grand Jury Prize at the Boston Independent Film Festival. In 2014 Qu served on the International Jury for the Luigi De Laurentiis Award for a Debut Film at the 71st Venice Film Festival.

Films

Angels Wear White
2017

Angels Wear White (Jia Nian Hua)

People's Republic of China, France
2017

Angels Wear White (Jia Nian Hua)

In a small seaside town in southern China, a scandal breaks out when two schoolgirls are assaulted by a middle-aged man in a motel. Mia,…

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Black Coal, Thin Ice
2014

Black Coal, Thin Ice (Bai Ri Yan Huo)

People's Republic of China
2014

Black Coal, Thin Ice (Bai Ri Yan Huo)

Ex-cop Zhang Zili, seriously wounded five years earlier while working on a gruesome coal-plant murder case, was forced to retire from the police force due…

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