Xia Ban Jie / The Great Phuket

Feature film / 97 min / 2024

Xia Ban Jie / The Great Phuket

After the piece of land on which Li Xing lives with his mother and stepfather is confiscated, the life of the unruly fourteen-year-old changes drastically. His family and school situation, as well as his conflictual relationship with a classmate, cause him trouble.

Together with his only friend Song, he discovers a long-abandoned tunnel made of magnetic stone in the ruins of the current "Greater Phuket" development area, which is said to carry sounds and images from times past.

A place that embeds the unreal so naturally into Li's life that his fragile internal world connects with it.




Writer & Director: Yaonan Liu
Producers: Cyriac Auriol, Yaonan Liu, Karoline Henkel, Jasper Mielke, Arto Sebastian, Dries Phlypo
Production Manager: Mei Rui, You Yirong
Commissioning Editors: Yaonan Liu, Clara Saunie
DoP: Yaonan Liu
Art Direction / Costume Design: Aurélien Krafft, Zhao Xuying
EditorYaonan Liu, Clara Saunier
Sound Design: Li Fan
MusicAurélien Krafft





Genre: Coming-of-Age-Drama
ProductionRemora Films SAS, Wood Water Films, A Private View bvba
Produktionsjahr: 2024
World Premiere: 74th Berlin International Film Festival / Generation 14plus
Berlin International Film Festival 2024
GWFF Best First Feature Award (Nomination)

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