Grain Coupon / Grain Coupon
Xu An, Xi ChenChina / 2011 / 19' 0''
Europa Cinema, 22:00 h
Cineplexx Centar Kaptol, Hall 3, 22:00 h
During the Culture Revolution, a disabled handicraft man had to forge a special stamp in order to gain the Grain Coupon. He finally got the coupon on the day of Hoar-frost falls in late 1970s.
Xu An (1977–2017) graduated in 2001 from the Academy of Arts and Design, Tsinghua University. He has been working as a TV animation director since 2004. He has been co-directing independent animation films with Xi Chen since 2007. Their films have been selected for competition sections at international festivals in Annecy, Stuttgart, Zagreb, Hiroshima, etc. Their work, The Winter Solstice, won the International Jury Prize at the Hiroshima International Animation Festival in 2010.
Xi Chen started to draw comics at an early age. His works were published serially by many Chinese magazines. In 2010, he graduated from the Beijing Film Academy with an MA. He worked as a TV animation director and an independent director. In 2010, he was awarded the Special International Jury Prize at the Hiroshima International Animation Festival. He was a curator of the 5th China Independent Animation Film Forum. He is currently a lecturer at the Beijing Film Academy.
Xu An, Xi Chen
categoriesGrand Competition 1