Lu Guo Wei Lai (Walking Past the Future) 2017 Ages 15+

8.00PM Wed 17 Apr 2019 (2hrs 9mins)
GOMA | Cinema A | Free

SYNOPSIS

'Director Li Ruijun shines on a light on the plight of China’s working class in this illuminating social drama. When both her parents are laid off, Yaoting follows them from Shenzhen back to their hometown in Gansu, only to find that the family farm is now owned by someone else. Desperate to bring her parents back to Shenzhen, Yaoting returns to the city in search of a way to earn enough money for an apartment. Li’s vision of economic inequality and the prevalence of opportunistic culture in Shenzhen – once a utopia for migrant workers hoping for better lives – is powerful and sobering. Scenes of factories and urban squalor are exquisitely captured by cinematographer Wang Weihua, infusing a dreamlike vibe into this gritty tale.' Hong Kong Asian Film Festival

CREDITS

HD VIDEO, COLOUR, DOLBY, 129 MINUTES, CHINESE, MANDARIN (ENGLISH SUBTITLES) / DIRECTOR/SCRIPT/EDITOR: LI RUIJIN / CINEMATOGRAPHER: WANG WEIHUA / PRODUCTION CO: PULIN PRODUCTION / PRINT SOURCE/RIGHTS: EDKO FILMS / SCREENING FORMAT: DCP