Is There a Pine on the Mountain


LIU Chongyan

38 minutes| 2022 | Documentary | Mandarin | English Subtitles
Canadian Premiere

Content Advisory: This film contains disturbing content.

3:00 PM, SAT, AUG 19
Innis Town Hall

Screening + Zoom Live Q&A with Director

Screen with
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An intimate account of a highly toxic relationship: during a lengthy visit from her boyfriend’s mother, the filmmaker documents the arguments between mother and son.


LIU Chongyan is an artist-filmmaker born in Guizhou, China, who currently resides in Lille, France. After completing her studies at Central Academy of Fine Arts in Beijing, she pursued a master’s degree at Beaux-Arts de Paris, and has now joined a two-year program at Le Fresnoy – Studio national des arts contemporains. Her creative output spans multiple mediums, including documentary and fiction filmmaking, experimental moving image, painting, and sculpture. Liu’s work has been showcased at numerous prestigious international film festivals, such as IDFA, Beijing International Short Film Festival, Seoul International Pride Film Festival, and Videoex.


  • Director: LIU Chongyan
  • Producer: Thomas Moore
  • Cinematographer: LIU Chongyan
  • Editor: LIU Chongyan
  • Sound Design: Erik Moore
  • Sound Editing: Lucie Traulet, Matteo Kabacinski
  • Re-recording Mixer: Erik Moore
  • Visual Effects: WANG Yan
  • Artistic Advisor: Clément Cogitore
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