Lu Bian Ye Can (Kaili Blues) 2015 Ages 15+

3.00PM Sun 20 Dec 2020 (1hr 53mins)
GOMA | Cinema A | Free

SYNOPSIS

'A multiple prizewinner at the Locarno Film Festival and one of the most audacious and innovative debuts of recent years, Bi Gan’s endlessly surprising shape-shifter comes to assume the uncanny quality of a waking dream as it poetically and mysteriously interweaves the past, present, and future. Chen Sheng, a country doctor in the Guizhou province who has served time in prison, is concerned for the well being of his nephew, Weiwei, whom he believes his thug brother Crazy Face intends to sell. Weiwei soon vanishes, and Chen sets out to find him, embarking on a mystical quest that takes him to the riverside city of Kaili and the town of Dang Mai. Through a remarkable arsenal of stylistic techniques, the film develops into a one-of-a-kind road movie, at once magical and materialist, traversing both space and time.' New Directors / New Films Film Society Lincoln Center.

CREDITS

DIGITAL, COLOUR, STEREO, 113 MINUTES, CHINA, MANDARIN/HMONG (ENGLISH SUBTITLES) / DIRECTOR/SCRIPT: BI GAN / CINEMATOGRAPHER: TIANXING WANG / EDITOR: YANAN QIN / PROD CO: CHINA FILM (SHANGHAI) INTERNATIONAL MEDIA CO / PRINT SOURCE/RIGHTS: CHINA FILM (SHANGHAI) INTERNATIONAL MEDIA CO / SCREENING FORMAT: DCP