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13th(2011)



When My Child Is Born

GUO Jing, KE Dingding

  • UK, Denmark, Japan, China
  • 2010
  • 75min
  • HD
  • color
  • Documentary


 Synopsis
 A young Chinese couple strives to live a free life in the face of the harsh reality of life filled with restrictions. Jun and Long are two lovers, who decide to get married after Jun becomes pregnant, in order to avoid any stigma in a traditional Chinese society. Struggling to take care of the newborn baby on their own, Jun\'s parents arrive to help, which strains the relationship between the couple.
 
 프로그램 노트
 When My Child Is Born is a documentary that shows the life of a young married couple in contemporary China. Being a cinema verite, it takes an intimate look at the couple who confront conflicts when they are about to have their own baby. Jun and Long are an elite couple studying for PhD diplomas and pursue free life. One day, they decide to get married after June gets pregnant unexpectedly. June is a professional Virginia Woolf translator and teaches at a college. She tells the students that Woolf’s freedom and life are something every woman should go after. However, having to sacrifice herself in reality, she gets depressed and misses her independent free life. In the meanwhile, Long, studying philosophy, strives between his academic passion and desire and his teacher’s request, between Kant and Marx. June’s mother comes to their house to help, but her presence only brings stress and tension. She is so focused on her only daughter that she intervenes in every aspect of the couple’s life. When the baby is born, under one-child policy, this young couple fails to break away from the conventional values and gets disappointed that their baby is a girl. This film is a candid portrait of modern China where young couples are in battles between family and individual, tradition and industrialization, and past and future. (CHO Hye-young)

Director

  • GUO JingGUO Jing

    Both were born in Shanghai, China. KE Dingding and GUO Jing have been working as documentary filmmakers since 2002. Their films include Fruitful Summer (2003), Circus School (2006), All about My Friends (2007), First Period (2010) and When My Child Is Born (2010).

  • KE DingdingKE Dingding

    Both were born in Shanghai, China. KE Dingding and GUO Jing have been working as documentary filmmakers since 2002. Their films include Fruitful Summer (2003), Circus School (2006), All about My Friends (2007), First Period (2010) and When My Child Is Born (2010).

Credit

  • ProducerLawrence ELMAN
  • Cinematography KE Dingding, GUO Jing
  • Editor Gigi WONG
  • Music Ray RUSSELL, DOU Wei