After Twelve (Di shierge hou)

China 2006, Animation, 7' | Director, Realization Qiao Nan

A woman lives with her twelve children in a shabby shack. She cooks, washes clothes, brings her children to bed. One day she injures herself stoking the embers of her stove. In calm and poetic images, AFTER TWELVE tells of the harsh fate of a simple woman form the countryside.


QIAO NAN was born in 1983 in the province of Anhui. She studied Art at the Chinese Central Academy. With DI SHIERGE HOU she won a competition of the Faculty for Animation.

Qiao Nan
Animation, Short Film
Focus: China