Oxhide (牛皮) (2005)

  • March 1, 2020 | 2:00 PM - 3:50 PM | Sunday
  • Oldham Theatre


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Original title: Niú pí 牛皮
Directed by: Liu Jiayin
Runtime: 110 min
Country: China
Language: Mandarin with English subtitles
Rating: PG

Transforming documentary into fiction, Liu Jiayin cast her parents and herself as fictionalised versions of themselves. Her father, Liu Zaiping, is in the business of selling leather bags, but he is on the verge of bankruptcy. He argues with his daughter and his wife, Jia Huifen, over methods to boost his business. A cloud of anxiety follows them into sleepless nights shared in the same bed. Through the thousand daily travails of city life, a genuine and deeply moving picture of Chinese familial solidarity emerges on screen.

Archivist Notes

Oxhide is a social commentary on the economic hardship faced by a working-class Chinese family. Produced by director Liu while she was still a student at the Beijing Film Academy, the film quickly came to be lauded as one of the best mainland Chinese films of all time by China’s critics and industry insiders, even though it had not been either commercially released in China or approved by the state.

A copy of the film was donated by the director to the AFA in 2006, and it is one of the first independent films from China to be deposited in the archive’s collection.



Nantes Three Continents Film Festival 2006

FIPRESCI PRIZE (International Film Critics’ Prize) & CALIGARI FILM PRIZE
Berlin International Film Festival 2005

DRAGONS AND TIGERS AWARD (Best Asian Film by a New Director)
Vancouver International Film Festival 2005

GOLDEN DV AWARD (Best Digital Film)
Hong Kong International Film Festival 2005

JJ-STAR AWARD (Best Digital Film)
Jeonju International Film Festival 2005

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