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Potonula šljiva

Kratki film

Režija: Roberto F. Canuto, Xiaoci Xu

Kina, Španija, 2017.

Trajanje: 19 min.

Radeći u noćnom klubu u Čengduu, transrodnu Kineskinju neočekivano je posetila rođaka, obavestivši je da joj je majka koje izbacila iz svog života, umrla . Kao jedini “sin”, oseća se obaveznom da se vrati u svoje rodno mesto zbog svoje porodice, iako će morati da sakrije svoje istinsko “ja” od onih koji su nekada delili njenu prošlost.

Sunken Plum

Short film

Director: Roberto F. Canuto, Xiaoci Xu

China, Španija, 2017.

Duration: 19 min.

Working at a nightclub in Chengdu, a transgender Chinese woman receives an unexpected visit from her cousin, informing her that the mother she has brushed aside, has died. As the only “son”, she feels obligated to return to her birthplace for the sake of her family, even though she’ll have to hide her true self from those that once shared her past.

Xu Xiaoxi

(Chengdu, China, 1981)

Graduated with a Fine Arts degree (Painting and Video Art) from the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University (Port Elizabeth, South Africa, 2007). In 2009, he completed a Master in Fine Arts, at the New York Film Academy, Universal Studios, Hollywood. He has directed several short films, including Ni Jing: Thou shalt not steal (2013), Mei Mei (2009) and the experimental film The Fluxus of ID (2006). He is a regular collaborator of Roberto F. Canuto, with whom he completed his master-graduating feature project, Desire Street in late 2011. Together they have collaborated on other projects, in addition to directing work, in photography and writing, for example in Toto Forever (2010). His film Floating Melon (2015) was shot in Chengdu (China). Advent (2016), awarded in various festivals, represents his debut in Spain, and his latest work, Sunken Plum, is the final part of the trilogy “Invisible Chengdu”.

Roberto F. Canuto

(Gijon, Spain, 1973)

Graduated in Audiovisual Communications from Complutense University (Madrid, Spain). Bachelor of Music studies at the Royal Conservatory of Music in Oviedo (Spain). In 2009, he completed a Master in Film Direction at the New York Film Academy of Universal Studios in Los Angeles. He has directed various shorts, among them the warded Toto Forever. His graduation feature film, Desire Street, co-directed with Xu Xiaoxi, is praised in Mexico and other film festivals. In 2011 he moved to China, where he founded, along with Xu Xiaoxi, the company Almost Red Productions, which alternates advertising with fiction works, like the awarded short films Ni Jing: Thou shalt not steal (2013) and Floating Melon (2015), the last one a Chinese-Spanish coproduction. Advent is his debut in Spain, and has received various awards in a variety of festivals. His latest short, Sunken Plum, completes the Chinese trilogy “Invisible Chengdu”.