Director: Lu Zhang (China)
Born in Jilin, China, in 1962. His sole short film, 11, was competing in Venice 2001. He made his feature debut with Tang Poetry, competing in Locarno in 2004. He also won awards from various international film festivals like Pesaro 2005, Vesoul 2006 and Cinema Novo 2006. In 2007, Hyazgar (Desert Dream), coproduced by Arizona Films in France, was invited to compete at Berlinale. In 2008, Zhang Lu presented Iri in competition in Rome, the film was released in Korea together with Chongqing. Both were screened in moma, New York, in 2009.
Chang-ho, 12, befriends a North-Korean immigrant about the same age who just crossed the Dooman river, border between North Korea and China. His mute sister Soonhee and his wise grandfather will get along with him in a series of misfortunes.