The Cicada and the Praying mantis
(Tang Ian bu chan)
by Hu Jinqing
Animation: Ge Guiyun, Wang Ronhzhen
Cinematographer: Chai Lianfang
Music: Zhang Dong
35 mm, Colour, 5 min, silent
An ancient proverb said: “The praying mantis chases the cicada without knowing that the bird is peeping it”.
A Liu Xiang’s writ who goes back to 2000 years, at the time of Emperor Han. It’s necessary to distrust! Its’ always possible to be prey of someone stronger.