A Gentle Night



Directed by Qiu Yang
China/France | 15 minutes | 2017 | Chinese

In a nameless Chinese city, a mother with her daughter missing, refuses to go gentle into this good night.


Director: Qiu Yang
Screenwriter: Qiu Yang
Cinematography: Constanze Schmitt
Editing: Carlo Francisco Manatad
Producer: Qiu Yang, Li Yi, Vincent Wang

  • QIU Yang
    QIU Yang

Festival & Awards

Palme d’Or – Festival de Cannes 2017 – Best Short Film
Toronto International Film Festival – Best International Short Film Honourable Mention
Chicago International Film Festival – Silver Hugo – Best Short Film
Batumi International ArtHouse Film Festival – Best Short Film Award, Jury Prize
Heart of Gold International Short Film Festival – Best Cinematography
Busan International Film Festival
AFI Fest
+ over 50 more

QIU Yang

QIU Yang was born and raised in Changzhou, China. He studied film directing at the Victorian College of the Arts in Australia.

His latest short film SHE RUNS has been selected to the competition at the Cannes 58th Critics’ Week. His previous works including A GENTLE NIGHT was awarded the Short Film Palme d’Or at the 70th Festival de Cannes. He became the first ever Chinese director to receive this award. In 2015, UNDER THE SUN was selected for the 68th Festival de Cannes Cinéfondation Competition.

He is currently developing his first feature project, which was selected to the Cinéfondation Residence 2017 and was awarded the CNC Screenwriting Grant during the 70th Festival de Cannes.

2019 She Runs
2017 A Gentle Night
2015 Under the Sun