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Mumu

International Premiere

The six-year-old daughter of a deaf-mute couple frustrates her father, who believes she can hear and speak. Much of the film, which is about communication, is done in Chinese Sign Language (CSL). Powerful without being flashy, the story showcases the challenges, melancholy, and social stigma of being deaf and mute in our increasingly auditory world. First-rate direction keeps the story developments flowing while excellent performances make the characters completely believable, especially the young girl whose stoicism acts as a shield against an outside world she dislikes. This is an intense drama that doesn’t cheapen the raw-earned emotions with sentimentality, and delivers a moving message of love and devotion.

 

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Director Mo Sha
Cast Yinghong Hui, Enyou Yang, Xianhe Wang, Yamin Yan
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Country of Origin China
Year 2021
Language In Mandarin with English subtitles
Film Contact Shamo Film
25 min
Drama, Shorts

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Credits

Producer

Fangzhou Zhao, Corey Pengyang Sun

Screenwriter

Dandi Fu

Cinematography

Jianeng Li

Editor

Cheng Chen

Production Design

Yading Li

Original Music

Nancy Li

Director

Mo Sha headshot, Mumu director

Mo Sha

Mo Sha is a Chinese director. In 2017, his first web series, My Huckleberry Friends, was rated 8.6/10 in Douban. In 2021, he released his directorial debut feature, Love Will Tear Us Apart, and won Best Youth Director of the Year in the iQiyi reality show, Action!

Filmography: Love Will Tear Us Apart (2021)