Chinese Movie Shines at Berlin Film Festival

March 2, 2018  Editor: Su Yilin

The Chinese-made movie Wangdrak's Rain Boots was shown at Berlin International Film Festival earlier this month where it will compete for the Crystal Bear Award.

Wangdrak's Rain Boots is set in southwest China's Tibet Autonomous Region and is based on a novel of the same name.

The film, which is mainly for children and youngsters, is the debut of Chinese director Lahuajia.

It tells the story of a boy called Wangdrak, born into a farming area with little rain.

Wangdrak's dream is to have a pair of beautiful rain boots, which he uses to look forward to a change in the weather.

Zhou La Dorje, a nine-year-old Tibetan actor, plays Wangdrak and has received much praise from audiences. 

"Through the story of Wangdrak, I learned about the life of Tibetan children. I have similar experience since I also longed for something in life," said Syed, a 13-year-old middle school student from Berlin.

"The theme of the film is 'to dream'. There will be more stories about life in Tibet in the future," said Lahuajia.

Wangdrak's Rain Boots made its world premiere on February 21.

(Source: Women Voice/Translated and edited by Women of China)

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