The Piano in a Factory | TIFF

The Piano in a Factory

Gang de qin (China)

Directed by:
Zhang Meng
Cast:
Wang Qian-Yuan, Qin Hailu, Shin-Yeong Jang
Duration:
12h:00m
TIFF edition:
2012
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Synopsis:

Laid-off steelworker Chen Guilin tries to stay positive despite the problems he faces in his life, including a divorce. To give his daughter the opportunity to develop her talent at music, Chen decides to make a piano from scrap steel with the help of several loyal friends and colleagues from the now defunct steel factory. Despite the adversity around him, Chen seeks happiness and satisfaction in life.

Festivals:
Toronto 2010, Tokyo 2010, Cinemanila 2010, Dubai 2010, Hamburg 2011, Thessaloniki 2011, Miami 2011

Awards:
Grand Jury Prize - Miami 2011, Best Actor (Wang Qian-Yuan) - Tokyo 2010

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