A naked woman is found murdered in the Mongolian steppe. Overnight, a young and inexperienced policeman has to secure the crime scene. Since he is not familiar with the dangers on site, a local herder is sent to guard him and the body. This resolute woman in her mid-thirties knows how to handle a rifle —and how to scare away wolves. She lights a fire against the cold. Alcohol also helps them to stay warm. At her instigation, the two get closer to each other. The next morning, they will go their separate ways.
Graduated from the Beijing Film Academy in 1991, his debut film, Yue Shi (Lunar Eclipse), screened in the Berlinale Forum in 2002; two years later, The Story Of Er Mei, screened in Panorama and established him as a significant sixth-generation auteur. His third feature film, Tuya’s Marriage, won the Golden Bear for Best Film in 2007. In 2009 his fourth film Weaving Girl, won the Special Grand Prize of the Jury at Montreal, and in 2010 his drama Apart Together was the Berlinale’s opening film and won the Silver Bear for Best Script; White Deer Plain screened in the 2012 Competition and won the Silver Bear for Outstanding Artistic Contribution.
Monday 21: Calderón Theater, 9.00
(Press Preference Pass) / Calderón Theater, 22.00
Tuesday 22: Carrión Theater,