©Chen Xi/An Xu

16th Animation Division Jury Selections

Grain Coupon

Animated short film

CHEN Xi [China]


During the period of the Cultural Revolution in China, a disabled old man wanted to exchange his handicraft, a snuff bottle with an inside painting, for a grain coupon from a soldier. The soldier promised to give more coupons if the old man could forge a precious stamp. The old man had to do it, but he failed and fell out with the soldier.