Ginko & Kinko / Ginko & Kinko
Jie LuGermany / 2015 / 4' 58''
Tuškanac Cinema, 12:00 h
Tuškanac Cinema, 10:00 h
The story of this cut-out animation movie is based on an old Chinese tale: an old man, Ginko, and his son Kinko lived in a countryside village. One day, his horse ran away but the next day it actually came back with another horse, even more beautiful. Kinko went on a ride on the new horse, but fell down and broke his leg. He could not walk for several months. At that time, a war started and all the young men of the village were drafted in and many of them lost their lives on the front. Only Ginko’s son escaped the horror of war because of his broken leg that forced him to stay back home. Whatever happens, good luck and bad luck often run together. That is old man Ginko’s attitude.
Jie Lu was born 1979 in Urumqi, China. After having studied directing in Beijing, she moved to Cologne in 2005 to sunbathe her shadow from the other side. Due to the culture gap between China and Germany, she made quite a lot of mistakes in language and thinking. But those funny mistakes proved to be clever and gave her projects a unique touch. Jie Lu has finished her degree at the Kunsthochschule für Medien in Cologne in 2011 and has founded – with the help of a scholarship from AV Gründerzentrum – her own animation studio called Studio DREI in the south of Cologne in 2012.
Jie Lu, Pauline Flory
categoriesFilms for Children Competition 4 (age: 14+)