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Splendid Land


The China-Greece co-production documentary Splendid Land, directed by Eleni Vlassi & Jin Huaqing, won the Best International Short Documentary Award and the Audience Award, in the International Documentary Festival of Ierapetra & Awards and the International Film Festival of Crete, which took place in Crete from 7 till 21 August 2021. This film presents the wonderful land of Xinjiang, China and its ancient customs through a musician pursuing the Mukam music and the spectacular landscape.

 


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Splendid Land by Eleni Vlassi & Jin Huaqing: a succesful start on the festival circuit

Splendid Land is a china / Greece production shot in 2021  (documentary short film 21 minutes)' shot by Eleni Vlassi & Huaqing Jin

The film reveals the beauties of the wonderful land of Xinjiang, China and its ancient customs through the eyes of a musician pursuing the Mukam music and the spectacular landscape.

Xinjiang, officially the Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region (XUAR), is a landlocked autonomous region of the People's Republic of China (PRC), located in the northwest of the country close to Central Asia. Being the largest province-level division of China and the 8th-largest country subdivision in the world, Xinjiang spans over 1.6 million square kilometres (620,000 sq mi) and has about 25 million inhabitants.

Xinjiang borders the countries of Mongolia, Russia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Afghanistan, Pakistan and India. The rugged Karakoram, Kunlun and Tian Shan mountain ranges occupy much of Xinjiang's borders, as well as its western and southern regions. The Aksai Chin and Trans-Karakoram Tract regions, both administered by China, are claimed by India. Xinjiang also borders the Tibet Autonomous Region and the provinces of Gansu and Qinghai. The most well-known route of the historic Silk Road ran through the territory from the east to its northwestern border.

 

Directed by Eleni Vlassi & Huaqing Jin

Produced by George Kourgiannidis & Xinyi Li

Production Company: Star International Cultural and Media

A few comments gathered so far on the circuit. 

Philippe Muyl: "A beautiful movie. It reminds me of all the good memories in China, I‘m just like this old man! I would love to go there!"

Benoit Lelievre:"the director knows how to capture beautiful images, and the scenery and landscapes of the Xinjiang are breathtaking. I didn't expected Kashgar to be that typical and unique either! It broke my previous cognition. Now, I really want to go there to visit!"

Michel Garange:"this film was so vivid and at the same time so spectacular that it traveled me to the depths of time and history of real Xinjiang in China"

 

"Splendid Land" on the festival circuit.

International Documentary Festival of Ierapetra, August 6 – 20, 2022 
Best International Short Documentary Award & Audience Award

Balkan New Film Festival, August 27 - 29

Venice International Film Festival Venice Production Bridge, September 2 - 7 online screening

Amorgos Tourism Film Festival, main competition November 4 – 9, 2021

Austria International Film Festival, November 27 – 28, 2021

 

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