南方少女 / Nan Fang Shao Nv

Directed by Qiu Yang
China, France | 20 min | 2019 | drama | Wu Chinese & Mandarin Chinese

In an ordinary Chinese winter, a small city junior high student, YU, tries to quit her school aerobic dancing team.

From the director of A Gentle Night – Short Film Palme d’Or at the 2017 Cannes Film Festival 


Director: QIU Yang
Screenplay: QIU Yang
Cinematographer: Constanze SCHMITT
Editor: Carlo Francisco MANATAD
Production Designer: SHAN Yinghao
Sound: MEI Zhu, Livia RUZIC, Emmanuel CROSET
Composer: Ryan SOMERVILLE

Producer: LIN Fan, Edmond YANG, Justin PECHBERTY, Damien MEGHERBI
Co-Executive Producer: Frank SUN
Executive Producer: Allen ZHU

Cast: XUE Jiayi

  • QIU Yang
    QIU Yang

Festivals & Awards
Semaine de la Critique – World Premiere

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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