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Chun nuan hua kai

From Tomorrow on, I Will

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Li works nights and sleeps during the day. When he gets home, his roommate is just waking up. They have set up an improvised place to stay in a derelict building without windows in a Beijing expanding in all directions.
Independent Chinese cinema often depicts gigantic skylines, shot from the perspective of people for whom they remain inaccessible and far away . It can hardly be said that Li has made it to such places. He moves through urban life and is still on the margins. The cinematography mainly consists of long shots and captures the inhospitality of the settings. Even if there are people streaming along the streets and though the squares, even if tofu and other meals are sold at the market, the precisely choreographed visual tableaus seem oddly devoid of life. Li works as a night watchman in one of the modern buildings; sometimes he has to change light bulbs. We get an impression of the different tasks and countless activities in the background that are necessary to keep the daily routines of urban life running. We share Li’s pleasure at having bought a new shirt, but when he wears it for the first time, it’s clear that he is still far from finding the rhythm of the megacity.

Ivan Marković
Wu Linfeng

Germany / People’s Republic of China / Serbia 2019


60’ · Colour

World premiere


Li Chuan (Li)
Wei Ruguang (Ma)
A Long (Mr. Wang)
Gu Yueqing (Girl)
Wang Luying (Agency)


Ivan Marković, Wu Linfeng
Ivan Marković, Tanja Šljivar, Wu Linfeng
Ivan Marković
Ivan Marković, Wu Linfeng, Gang Hengju
Sound Design
Shen Sum-Sum
Zeng Chaopeng
Production Design
Gui Zhou
Gui Zhou
Ivan Marković, Wu Linfeng, Fang Li


Ivan Marković

Born in Belgrade, Yugoslavia (now Republic of Serbia) in 1989. In 2012, he completed his studies in Cinematography. He is currently completing his master’s degree in Art and Media at the Universität der Künste Berlin. In 2015, he participated in the Berlinale Talent Campus. Ivan Marković works as a cinematographer and filmmaker.


2009 Sve, sigurno (Everything Is Safe); 4 min. 2014 Night Walks; multi-channel video 2016 Bai niao (White Bird); 29 min., co-directed by Wu Linfeng, Berlinale Shorts 2016 2017 If and of Any; 19 min., 2-Channel-Video, co-directed by Valentina Knežević 2018 Centar; 48 min. 2019 Chun nuan hua kai

Bio- & filmography as of Berlinale 2019

Wu Linfeng

Born in Hunan, China in 1989. He studied Film at the Lasalle College of the Arts in Singapore. Chun nuan hua kai is his first feature-length film


2012 Shuang xi (Double Happiness); 20 min. 2013 Gang Suo (Tightrope); 30 min. 2015 Bai niao (White Bird); 29 min., co-directed by Ivan Marković, Berlinale Shorts 2016 2019 Chun nuan hua kai

Bio- & filmography as of Berlinale 2019

Produced by

Ivan Marković

Wu Linfeng

Fang Li

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