Gong ji

Rooster | Gockel
Somewhere in Northern Myanmar, twelve-year-old Hung Hsia wears a dazzling red wedding dress – the same colour as the blood that now drips from the slit throat of a rooster. The bird and the Burmese girl stood before the altar a moment ago, as newlyweds – the former as a stand-in for the absent Chinese husband, a stranger to whom Hung-hsia has been promised. Soon she must move to his country to join him.
by Myo Aung
with Hung Hsia Hsu, Lin Chi Lee, Ken Fu Wang, Chia Shu Sun
Myanmar / Taiwan 2021 Burmese,  Mandarin 10’ Colour recommendation: 13 years and up

With

  • Hung Hsia Hsu (Bride)
  • Lin Chi Lee (Mother)
  • Ken Fu Wang (Wedding Host)
  • Chia Shu Sun (Matchmaker)

Crew

DirectorMyo Aung
ScreenplayMyo Aung, Ye Shi Zhao
CinematographyLee Yen Chang
EditingMyo Aung
Sound DesignChou Cheng
Production DesignMyo Aung
CostumesYang Xin Yi
Make-UpKuo Chao Li
CastingHsu Hung Ling
Production ManagersJasper Huang, Peng Zih Jie
Executive ProducerLee Yung Hen
ProducersMyo Aung, Cheng-Yu Tung

Produced by

Myo Aung

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Myo Aung

The Sino-Burmese filmmaker was born in Myanmar in 1992 and began his career as a documentary filmmaker. He has recently also begun making fiction films. His two short documentaries Where We Belong and Fire at Forest both won prizes at the Taiwanese Golden Harvest Awards. His work focuses on his Myanmar homeland and the Burmese diaspora. Gong ji is his first short fiction film.

Filmography (short films)

2018 Yao yuan chih ti (Where We Belong) 2020 Yi chi shan lin (Fire at Forest) 2021 Gong ji (Rooster)

Bio- & filmography as of Berlinale 2022