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A Song Sung Blue 小白船

Geng Zihan


A Song Sung Blue 小白船

Shy 15-year-old Xian meets extroverted Mingmei, an 18-year-old Chinese-Korean girl.

Cannes Director's Fortnight 2023 - Selection

Xian will always remember the loneliest and bluest of summers when she was 15. After her mother has to go abroad for work, Xian is thrown into the care of her father, a free-spirited photographer, who she has barely seen since her parents divorce. He’s struggling financially and is fooling around with his assistant who has an 18-year-old daughter, Mingmei. Soon, Mingmei appears like a ray of shining light to Xian. During this restless summer, the conflict between the innocence and the impulses of youth will leave an indelible mark on Liu.

Sphinx Cinema

Tuesday 19 March


92 min

Drama, Coming of Age, LGBTQIA+

Language: Mandarin / Korean Dialect

Subtitles: English

"Geng Zihan’s dreamlike debut offers a layered, fresh perspective in this Chinese coming-of-age drama."

Screen Daily

About the Director

Geng Zihan was born in Beijing in 1996 and graduated from The Central Academy of Drama. Her work includes the short film Green Screen (2021), which was selected by the 25TH LA Shorts International Film Festival. Her current debut feature film, A Song Sung Blue (2020), was selected as one of the Top Five of the 5th CFDG Young Directors Support Program. Her short film A Ray of Sunshine was selected in competition at the 13th First International Film Festival and nominated for Best Short Story.

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