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"One family, three people, twenty-three scenes, twenty-three steady shots, 110 minutes: my film 'Oxhide'. You can hear the sound of trains, because the film was shot in a small house near the railway: my home. The whole movie was shot in my home. All the scenes were shot indoors. The actors who play the parents and the child are, in reality, my parents and I. The movie is about my parents and me, our lives, our home and our difficulties. I chose twenty-three scenes from our daily life and made this movie. For my parents, the whole procedure of shooting was like uncovering a scar. Through the lens, I saw our life. I couldn't describe it otherwise. My home is only fifty square metres. But the screen ratio is Cinemascope. It is my family through my eyes: narrow, depressive, dim and warm. No other people appear in the film except the three of us. The whole movie took me forty days to finish. During those days, once I came back from school, and my mom was back from the factory, and my dad was back from the shop, we would shoot the movie. Most of the scenes were shot during the middle of the night. This story continues in real life." Liu Jiayin

Production, screenplay, editing,

cinematography, art direction, sound: Liu Jiayin

With: Liu Zaiping, Jia Huifen, Liu Jiayin

Format: Digi Beta PAL, CinemaScope, Color

Running time: 110 min., 24 frames/sec.

Language: Chinese (Mandarin)

Funded by:

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