蔓延 | Pirated Copy

Pirated Copy

Set against the backdrop of the contemporary black market for pirated DVDs in Beijing, Pirated Copy is a character-driven drama about the passion two couples have for each other and for film. It “demonstrates that [He is] one of the most interesting and versatile directors among China’s ‘Sixth Generation’”

Directed by Jianjun He | Starring : Bo Yu, Yamei Wang, Xiaoguang Hu, Narenqimuge, Yong Zhang | Presented at Vienna Film Festival, Singapore Film Festival

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邮差 | Postman

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One of the most critically acclaimed films to have emerged from the “Sixth Generation,” Beijing-based He Jianjun’s Postman is a fascinating study of an introverted mailman who cannot resist the urge to open and read the letters he is entrusted to deliver. Emotionally detached from his coworkers and family members, Xiaodou becomes entangled in the lives of the people whose mail he opens in private. Initially inconsequential, these interventions become more critical when he discovers a secret affair between two gay junkies.

Directed by Jianjun He | Starring : Yuanzheng Feng, Danni Liang, Cunxin Pu, Tianwei Zheng, Xin Huang | Presented at Rotterdam Film Festival, Singapore Film Festival, Toronto Film Festival, Chicago Film Festival, Thessaloniki Film Festival

孩子王 | King of the Children

King of the Children

This film is adapted from the novel of Ah Cheng. During the Cultural Revolution, there is a shabby school in a remote mountain area short of teachers. An educated youth, “Old Cha”, though young but has been living and working here for seven years, is chosen to be the “King of the Children”, that is a teacher. With no books, he will copy the books; without textbook, his dictionary is the holy Bible. The children are prone to read critical articles, but they are not literate. Then the king of the children teaches them how to spell the words and write a composition. Finally, the king of the children violates the educational contents and is dismissed, ending up again as the Old Cha.

Directed by Kaige Chen | Starring : Yuan Xie, Cheung Choi-Mei, Guoqing Xu, Jianjun He, Ming-hua Chen | Presented at Cannes Film Festival, Telluride Film Festival, Berlin Film Festival, San Francisco Film Festival