Xiaobin recently arrived in Argentina from China. She tries on names in Spanish as if she were trying on costumes, to see which suits her. She tries out new gestures to give her new role a body. She speaks the language although she doesn’t master it until she has convinced herself about her speech. Meanwhile, she uses the film as a rehearsal room to try out her future in Buenos Aires.
Written and directed by: Nele Wohlatz
Production: Cecilia Salim and Nele Wohlatz
Executive Production: Cecilia Salim
Cinematography: Roman Kasseroller and Agustina San Martín Sound Design: Nahuel Palenque
Edition: Ana Godoy
Xiaobin Zhang, Saroj Kumar Malik, Mian Jiang, Dong Xi Wang y Nahuel Pérez Biscayart
Bal – BAFICI
Pitching Documental Doc-Montevideo
Docstation Berlinale Talent
69 Locarno Film Festival, Cineasti del Presente.
Awards: Pardo de Oro, Swatch First.
Film Award; Special Mention Youth Jury
Boccalino de Oro della Critica Independiente Film Award: Best Fiction
Grand Jury Award Afi Fest
Mar del Plata Film Festival 2016, International Competition.