Mao's icecream

Synopsis

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

Production

China / Netherlands

Robert Bosch Stiftung/Literarisches Kolloquium Berlin/Kone Foundation

Year

2020