With a “direct cinema” approach, this film follows Peipei, a young female artist who does not conform to the institutional rules in her attempts to advance her high school studies in a poor district of China.
AWARDS: Best Short Film. L’Alternativa Festival de Cinema Independent de Barcelon/ Best Documentary. IndieLisboa/ Best Documentary. River Film Festival/ Main Award. Signs of the Night/ Prix du meilleur film de l’éducation. Festival International du Film d’éducation/ Prix de l’Espoir et Prix du Public. Lune – Rennes/ Les Yeux ouverts
OFFICIAL SELECTIONS: Winterthur International Short Film Festival/ Signes de vies/ Mediawave/ Segni della notte/ It’s All True/ One Shot International Short Film Festival/ Okiem Młodych International Documentary Film Festival/ La Guarimba Film Festival/ Norwegian International Short Film Festival/ Message To Man/ Split Int. Film Festival of New Film. Lublin Film Festival/ Aesthetica Short Film Festival/ Lychee International Film Festival/ Terra di Tutti Film Festival/ Kurzfilmfestival Köln/KFFK/ Olympia International Film Festival for Children and Young People/ Dona i Cinema/ Seoul International Film Festival/ Kinomorphia Film Festival/ Flyway Film Festival/ Côté Court Pantin/ Traces de vies/ Festival international du film Tonneins/ Festival international Un Pays Un film/ Festival Intergalactique de l’Image Alternative/ Festival La Première Fois/ Olympia International Film Festival for Children and Young People/ Dona i Cinema/ Seoul International Film Festival/ Kinomorphia Film Festival/ Flyway Film Festival
The Good Education. A young female artist in the classroom
The exams are close, the school year is coming to an end for Peipei, a young artist aspirant of a high school of Henan Province, a poor district of China.
Abandoned by her parents, scapegoat of her classmates and teachers, this “wild flower” has never conformed to the rules of the institution and has trouble finding her place.