Swimming Out Till The Sea Turns Blue / Yi zhi you dao hai shui bian lan
  • Year2020
  • Duration112 min

Prominent Chinese writers and scholars gather in a village in Shanxi, a province of China and the hometown of Jia Zhang-Ke. This starts an eighteen-chapter symphony about Chinese people since 1949. Narrated by three important novelists from three different generations, telling their own stories, the film depicts seventy years of Chinese society in a poetic way, stretching from the Cultural Revolution to contemporary economic reform and modernisation.

Swimming Out Till the Sea Turns Blue + a pre-recorded Director Introduction is screening in Sheffield on Saturday 3 October at 2:00pm




Swimming Out Till the Sea Turns Blue is available on Sheffield Doc/Fest Selects and Doc/Player from Saturday 3 October at 4:00pm until Thursday 15 October at 11:59pm.



  • Director(s): Jia Zhang-Ke
  • Producer(s): Zhao Tao
  • Country: China
  • Language: Mandarin
  • Premiere status: UK Premiere