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WRITING IN WATER

Written and staged by one of the most important directors in Chinese theatre, Stan Lai, with a cast featuring the renowned TV host He Jiong (Happy Camp), Writing in Water follows the story of He Shi, who by sheer chance comes across a mysterious young girl when he’s about to inherit an old beach house from his late mother. Together with the child, He Shi ventures into a world that enables him to experience life on a far more meaningful level. Captured on film by Serpent Productions (Les Miserables 25th Anniversary Concert) from the Theatre Above in Shanghai.

Presented in Chinese with English subtitles

Running time: 1h 55min

CAST

 

HE SHI – Jiong He

SHUI’ER (Teenager) – Yici Huang

XIAO – Li Feng

HE’S AUNT/REALTOR – Junyan Zhao

WEI ZAI/HE’S GRANDFATHER – Weigang Zhao

ASSISTANT/WAITER/LAW FIRM STAFF – Zhibin Yang

SHUI’ER (Adult) – Kamdrel

CREATIVE TEAM

Written and Directed by Stan Lai

Set Design and Costumes by Sandra Woodall

Lighting Design by Lihe Xiao

Projection Design by Yisheng Wang

Original Music by Yun Du

Associate Director – Lan Luan

Produced by Nai-chu Ding, Lei Huang

Executive Producer – Vanessa Yeo

Production Managers – December Yang, Qi Hua

Production Assistant – Gefei Lv

Assistant to Director – Xiao Han

Consultant Producers – Dione Orrom, Christopher Woodhams

Executive Director and Editor – Nick Morris

UPCOMING SCREENINGS


Screenings of Writing in Water are planned for US cinemas in Summer 2024

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