INTERFILM 37 Internationales Kurzfilmfestival Berlin
16. - 21. November 2021



Liu Xinping // China // 0 // 04:13 min


Die Großmutter erzählte gern die Geschichte von den Menschen, die nach ihrem Tod als Schmetterling wiedergeboren werden. Bis sie selbst starb und die Enkelin auf einen Schmetterling hofft. Shanghai Normal University - Shanghai

Drei Fragen an die Regie

1. Short Film has a unique way of telling stories and exploring themes. What is it that fascinates you about the short format?

Liu Xinping: The form of the short film is more personal and emphasizes the freedom of personal style. The creator has a relatively free expression space, interesting stories and a unique picture style. The works created are often more philosophical and surreal. When the picture is unrestrained Constrained by reality or traditional animation drawing methods, the emotions expressed in the short film can be more thoroughly vented.

2. The program your film is selected for is called “China: New Talents": What connection do you see between your film and that title?

Liu Xinping: The work "Butterfly" is adapted from Chinese Hakka legends. The creation of the script closely relies on the excavation and exploration of Hakka cultural legends, analyzing and searching for the simple feelings and story content of Hakka culture, extracting regional characteristics and moving the public. The inner spiritual connotation of the story. On this basis, an experimental exploration of animation creation is carried out. It breaks the established animation narrative and drawing methods, combines local cultural characteristics to explore experimental animation short films with ethnic characteristics, and strengthens the personal feeling and artistry of animation short films.

3. What film has inspried you most to make films yourself and what part of it do you see in your own work?

Liu Xinping: Each of the famous Japanese animation director Jin Min’s animation works is very good. In his works, you can see his magical imagination and animation production ability, especially the amazing use of lens. In his work "Red In "Pepper", the surreal scenes and real scenes are used to the extreme. The story is divided into a surreal dream world and a real world. In the dream, the garbage that becomes larger and larger is the metaphor of the nightmare. When the dream is over, return to In the real world, the color of the picture immediately became dark and oppressive again. The dream is drawn into colorful colors, but the real world uses dark tones. This unique setting breaks the shackles of reality and makes the world in the animation surreal. His thoughts can be seen everywhere in his works. His innovation and his creative energy are really inspiring.

Regie: Liu Xinping

Der Film wird in folgenden Programmen gezeigt


China: New Talents

19.11.21, 18:00h, ACUD Kino

21.11.21, 16:30h, Babylon 2