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So Much Rice

Li Hongqi

Release year: 2005

Run time: 78 minutes

Film type: Fiction


The film tells the story of Mao, an absent-minded teacher who, during a game of hide-and-seek with his girlfriend, wanders away from his family. He travels to a small city called Feicheng in search of a "friend" called Xiao He. He begins another life in another family and experiences a comical love affair with Xiao He, before finally moving on to the next unknown story with a bag of rice of unknown origin.


Director biography

LI Hongqi (1976, Shandong) graduated from the painting department of the China Central Academy of Fine Arts in 1999. He was part of the loosely associated group of Nanjing-based 'Tamen' poets. Li Hongqi is also a novelist and filmmaker. His first feature film So Much Rice (2005) was screened at the Locarno, Pusan, Vancouver and Sao Paolo film festivals. Winter Vacation is his third film.