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Old Stone

Project information

Talent Jing Wang
Role of participant Producer
Director Johnny Ma
Producer Wu Xianjian, Chi-an Lin, Jing Wang, Sarah Stallard
Status finished

Production details

Running time 80 min
Genre Drama
Year of production 2016
Countries of Production Canada , China
Production Companies
C2M Media
Image X Productions
Maktub Films
Website https://www.chineseshadows.com/old-stone

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When a drunken passenger causes Lao Shi to swerve and hit a motorcyclist, the driver stops to help the injured man. When no police or ambulance arrive he drives the victim to the hospital, checks him in and finds himself liable for the man’s medical bills. The repercussions of Shi’s selfless act expose a society rife with bone-chilling callousness and bureaucratic indifference. On the verge of losing his cab, his job and his family, Lao Shi has to resort to desperate measures to survive.

Participation in international festivals / awards

- Berlinale 2016, Forum
- Jeonju International Film Festival 2016
- Melbourne International Film Festival 2016
- Sarajevo Film Festival 2016
- Toronto International Film Festival 2016, Best Canadian First Feature Film
- Vladivostok International Film Festival 2016, FIPRESCI Award for Best Feature
- Vancouver International Film Festival 2016
- Stockholm International Film Festival 2016, Best Director and Best Screenplay
- AFI Fest 2016
- Torino Film Festival 2016, Best Film about the "Working World"
- Festival des Trois Continents, Nantes 2016, Competition
- Canadian Screen Awards 2017, Best First Feature
- Tallgrass Film Festival 2016, Outstanding Male Actor for Chen Gang
- China Independent Film Festival 2017, Best First Feature
- Festival NITS de Cinema Oriental 2016, Film Critics Award
- Ars Independent Festival 2016, Black Horse Award


Name Maria Ruggieri
Company Asian Shadows
E-mail maria@chineseshadows.com