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The moon palace

Qiu Jiongjiong

Release year: 2008

Run time: 104 mins

Film type: Documentary


A documentary film shows a family restaurant Moon Palace, which opened in 1992. In 2006, Moon Palace, the family restaurant, was going out of business due to the financial hardship. When filmmaker heard the news, He decide to make a film about the restaurant.


Director biography

Qiu Jiongjiong's experiences growing up have made him something of an eccentric in the art community: he began painting at age two and at age three he began performing local opera (his grandfather was a famous Sichuanese Opera performer). From a young age he dreamed of becoming an artist, and at 18 he left school to pursue this career. In 2007 he completed his first film, Moon Palace, a 100-minute film documenting his father's life.