In a Chinese fishing village, Dongdong reluctantly follows in the footsteps of his father Song, learning to be a fisherman. On Christmas Eve, he asks his dad for a pair of new sneakers but Song brushes his words aside, as they can barely survive on their meek fishing business. Disappointed by harsh reality, Dongdong decides to disappear. Song then sets off on a journey in search of his beloved son.
Dong Dong De Sheng Dan Jie (Christmas),
by Fengrui Zhang,
China, USA 2021,
Zhang Fengrui was born and raised in Shenzhen, China. He recently graduated from Carleton College, USA. He was the finalist of 2020 Sundance Ignite fellowship. Zhang’s graduation film as well as his latest film Christmas has been selected for its world premiere at the Locarno Film Festival 74.