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The Black and White Milk Cow

Yang Jin

Release year: 2004

Run time: 98 mins

Film type: Fiction


At his father’s death Jinsheng has to quit school to take care of his grandmother. He returns to his village to substitute for the teacher at the request of his uncle, who is the head of the village. But Yangjiagou is a poor region, and the officials have nothing better to offer the young man as a salary than a milk cow and a school in ruins. But Jinsheng will not be discouraged.


Director biography

Born in 1982, Yang Jin graduated with a degree in Film Education from the School of Art and Communication, Beijing Normal University. His film The Black and White Milk Cow (2004) won the Ecumenical Jury Award and the Don Quixote Prize at the 19th Fribourg International Film Festival and the Network for the Promotion of Asian Cinema Award in the 7th Osian’s-Cinefan Film Festival. In 2008, his second feature film Er Dong earned a Special Mention in the New Currents section of the 13th Busan International Film Festival.