Kenzhebek Shaikakov is a Kazakh writer, director and actor. He studied at the Kazakh National Academy of Arts, specialising in film and theatre acting and…
Xin Yukun, a graduate in cinematography from the Beijing Film Academy, worked on the screenplay for The Coffin in the Mountain, his debut feature film as writer/director, for three years. As director he won the Akai Award for Best New Director at the 71st Venice Film Festival and was nominated for the 2014 Golden Horse Award for Best New Director.
Feng Yuanliang is a Chinese screenwriter. Born in Jinan, China, he is a film graduate of the Shandong College of Art.
The Coffin in the Mountain won the Grand Prix at the 2014 Warsaw Film Festival, Best Film at the Xining First Film Festival and was nominated for Best Original Screenplay at the 2014 Golden Horse Awards.
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