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Self-portrait Fairy Tale 47 KM

Zhang Mengqi

Release year: 2021

Run time: 109 mins

Film type: Documentary


This is the ninth film of “47 KM” series. In 2019, I spent my tenth winter in “47 KM” village. On one of the village’s hills, a new space is coming into being, from children’s drawing paper to the solid ground, from a fairy tale to the reality. Why I named this film Fairy Tale? Why do we need fairy tales? In 2020, I started editing this film, it was a special year. It seems to me to be a reboot, a reconfirmation of the present and the future.


Director biography

Zhang Mengqi was born in 1987. Filmmaker and choreographer, a founding member of the Folk Memory Project. Mengqi has made 11 feature-length documentaries, known as “Self-Portrait series”. Her films have been selected by BFI London Film Festival, Cinéma du Réel, Visions du Réel, etc. Her films Won the “White Goose Award” in DMZ International Documentary Film Festival; “BIFF Mecenat Award” in Busan International Film Festival; “The Jean Vigo prize for best Director”; “The Youth prize for best film”in Punto de Vista and “Best Feature Film” in Festival internacional de cine independiente de cosquín; “International Competition Award of Excellence” in Yamagata International Documentary Film Festival. Her choreographic work was performed in Rencontres Chorégraphiques Internationales de Seine-Saint-Denis(France), ImPuls Tanz (Austria), Eurokaz(Croatia), Künstlerhaus Mousonturm(Germany) .