Mao's icecream


1976 was an important year for China – Chairman Mao dies and the Cultural Revolution ends. In Chengdu, five young women find 2 Yuan on the street. They treat themselves to an ice cream and decide to take a photo in a studio. Every 10 years they take another photo in the same position. To this day the tradition continues. Although their lives have taken different routes and their political views don’t align, they remain close friends


China / Netherlands

Robert Bosch Stiftung/Literarisches Kolloquium Berlin/Kone Foundation

NPO2 Extra / VPRO 2Doc Talent




Mao’s Ice Cream celebrated its world premiere at Krakov International Film Festival in 2021. The film is currently being screend at international film festivals and was selected for the VPRO 2Doc talent Section.