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2014 Wine Country Film Festival

The Nightingale

Ye Ying - Le promeneur d'oiseau

Directed by Philippe Muyl

World Cinema / China, France / 2013 / Drama, Family / 101 mins / French, Mandarin / Northern California Premiere

The Nightingale

Deerfield Ranch Winery Cave Theatre
September 19, 2014 6:00 pm


Philippe Muyl (The Butterfly) returns with a magnificent new take on a family road movie, entirely set in China. In order to keep a promise he made to his wife, Zhu Zhi Gen prepares to return with his wife’s caged bird, the sole companion of her final years, to her native village where he’ll set the bird free. He’d decided to make this trip alone, but Ren Xing, his granddaughter, a spoiled little city girl, is forced to go with him. During this journey to the outer reaches of traditional China and through magnificent Zhigen landscapes, these two people who share nothing in common open up to each other, sharing memories and adventures. Ren Xing will discover new values, particularly those related to the heart.

The film was shot in Beijing and in Guangxi, in Yangshuo, Guilin City, and nearby Sanjiang Dong Autonomous County.

“Starting From Scratch Caterers” offers a delicious menu for purchase including their famous chocolate desserts. DRW wine by the glass for purchase.

Director's Bio

Philippe Muyl, born in 1953 in Lille, France, began his career in advertising. Muyl produced and directed his first film in 1984, marking the beginning of his film career. His filmography notably includes TREE UNDER THE SEA (1984), KITCHEN AND ADDICTIONS (1992), EVERYTHING MUST GO (1996), THE COW AND THE BOY (2000), THE BUTTERFLY (2002), MAGIC (2007), STROLLER BIRD (2012). THE NIGHTINGALE is Muyl’s ninth feature film, making him the first non-Chinese director to shoot a completely Chinese film.


Writer: Philippe Muyl
Music: Armand Amar
Cinematography: Sun Ming
Editor: Manuel De Sousa , Kako Kelber

Dates & Times

The Nightingale

Deerfield Ranch Winery Cave Theatre
September 19, 2014 6:00 pm