Lao Tie knows in his heart that he must help find his younger brother’s killer, despite his own problems. He has only recently returned home penniless to the remote mountain community after years away working in the city. Although the police identified the murderer as ex-con Xiao Qiang from a neighbouring village, they were not able to stop him from escaping. Lao Tie decides to hunt down his brother’s killer. He begins a journey that will unleash his long-suppressed inner pain and rage. –Venice Film Festival
Cai Shangjun (Chinese: 蔡尚君; pinyin: Cài Shàngjūn) is a Chinese film director and screenwriter. Cai graduated from the Central Academy of Drama in 1992. Since then, his major work has been that of a professional screenwriter. Cai was part of the team, along with Zhang Yang, Diao Yi’nan, and Liu Fendou, that co-wrote the screenplays for two of Zhang’s films: Spicy Love Soup (1997) and Shower (1999). Cai also cowrote a script for Zhang’s Sunflower (2005).
In 2007, Cai directed his first film, The Red Awn, which won the FIPRESCI Prize at the 2007 Pusan International Film Festival.
In 2011, Cai won the Silver Lion for the Best Director at the 68th Venice International Film Festival with the film People Mountain People Sea. —Wikipedia
The festival will reflect the rise and rise of China.
Critics are all over the map when it comes to this winner of the Silver Lion.
Silver Lion for Cai Shangjun (People Mountain People Sea). Acting awards for Michael Fassbender and Deanie Ip.