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Fortune Teller

Mu Jing

Release year: 2019

Run time: 90 mins

Film type: Documentary


The fortune teller, Wu Shaobin, was born in the north-east of China, in Laixi, Shandong Province. He likes to eat and drink, and he is very eloquent and articulate, speaking frequently and with a straight face. He loves his homeland and the black land where he was born and raised, but life forced him to marry unfortunately, and as fate would have it, he "succeeded" in switching from being an employee of a state-run enterprise to becoming a "fortune teller" who travels from south to north. He is good at reading people's minds, analysing the eight characters with precision, and has a wealth of experience, so he is praised by everyone and calls himself a master. The master is a man of many moods and vulgar forms. In his early days, he used to squat by the roadside to help people with their worries and problems, and he travelled the length and breadth of the country, eating, drinking, and gambling. In the internet age, the masters hibernate on the internet, living in solitary rooms, grasping people's destinies and entertaining themselves with their legends. Make money and eat and drink! He helps women to protect themselves from trifles to ensure their relationships are smooth; he helps people to start their own businesses to turn bad luck into good fortune; he helps students to relieve stress and pray for success in their studies.


Director biography

Tibetan, born in 1990. Mu graduated from the Southwest University of Science and Technology in 2013, majoring in Biomedical Engineering. During his college years, he was interested in film, studying film theory and film editing by himself. In 2014, he participated in the film My Adolescence by the young director Hao Jie, from pre- to post-production, which lasted eight months, and participated in the art creation. While working at a TV station to revise his own independently written script, Travel & Long Journey, aka Strange Journey & Quiet Time, in the middle of 2015, self-funded, he held a press conference and started filming the self-written and self-directed literary feature film Strange Journey. The film was not completed due to funding problems. In 2018, he started to write and direct the film World Peace & Word Peace and the urban drama The Time for You and Me.