In a Chinese juvenile reform school where snitching and beating are encouraged, how can love and friendship survive and thrive?
Director: Chunhua Jiang is a senior student at the National Academy of Chinese Theatre Arts, majoring in Film Directing. He directed a short documentary called ‘Funeral’ in 2014, and a narrative short, ‘The Kite’, in 2016.
Judge Patrick Hurley said:
“With ‘Where the Peach is in Bloom’, Chunhua Jiang takes us into a largely unknown world via some some compelling characters to show that love and friendship can thrive under the harshest strictures. We feel this film has vision, sensitivity, cinematic flair and above all, a great story at its heart.”
Director: Chunhua Jiang
Production Company: CNEX Foundation Limited (China)