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Lu and Wei are two young girls living in a village nestled on the banks of a river where some families drown baby girls in the river in order to have boys. The two girls have a special bond with this river. Together, they will find a magical strength to overcome the traumas of the past.


  • DIRECTOR /MA Weijia
  • COUNTRY /France
  • CATEGORIES /Shortfilm
  • RUNTIME /14:50

Directors Biography

Weijia MA is an independent animation artist. She teaches at the University of Shanghai. The same river twice, her graduation film made at the Art Institute of Chicago, has won awards at numerous festivals, including the Hiroshima International Animation Festival, the Bucheon International Animation Festival and the Chicago International Film Festival.


Written and Directed by : MA Weijia
Producer : Damien Megherbi & Justin Pechberty
Production Les Valseurs
Animation : Joseph Roth, Jihua Zhu, Mengshi Fang, Marion Chopin,
Mathilde Poigniez, Thilbault Dumoulin, Kun Yu, Ziteng Qi, Juanjuan Chen, Samuel Boulitreau, Elsa Parent, Louise Petit

Music : Pablo Pico & Wei Wu