Tiger Mom

Winner > Best Feature Film
Synopsis
Ai Ke is in her final year of secondary school. Her grade at school is at the medium level. She has a gift for painting. Her mother Xu Qiuping deprives her daughter’s freedom to paint freely in order to make her get into the best senior high school in the future. Ai Ke’s father Ai Hongjun feels embarrassed while facing the daughter-mother relationship in the family. With these, the high pressure of the middle school exam makes the parent-child relationship into a serious situation. After unceasing conflicts, the parents finally understand Ai Ke and decides to let her choose her life path freely. This film touches upon the hot topics of society and family, and it introspects the final exam of secondary school and the meanings of the revolution of exams. Meanwhile, the film castigates the social phenomenon: commercialized education. It also affirms the essence that the human-centered education method is always the foundation of the education system.
Director > Wei Zhang
Writer > Wei Zhang, Wenxin Lu, Yixin Fang
Producer > Wei Zhang
Key Cast
Yuhan Gu
Jingke
Luoqian Zheng
Chuming Qin

Director Biography
Wei Zhang
Zhang Wei was Born in Hunan Province of China, and he studied Directing at the Beijing Film Academy as well as Cinema Studies at the Chinese National Academy of Arts.
Zhang Wei is known for his cinematic realism which depicts individuals who are marginalized by society in a natural, and realistic way. His films self-consciously express critical social issues and convey powerful social messages through their unassuming storylines that embody important social conflicts. This constant struggle between marginalized individuals and society introduces the audience to aspects of Chinese society that are often overshadowed by China’s rapid transformation.

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