李米的猜想 | The Equation of Love and Death

Equation of Love and Death

When a mysterious death occurs, the lives of five unexpected strangers are suddenly intertwined together. A drug trafficking crime is unveiled, and through the twist and turns of the investigation, their stories unravel, and a bizarre connection is gradually discovered between them. The Equation of Love and Death weaves together three different love stories, examining the different emotional struggles people go through in dealing with pain and lost, and how letting go might just be the hardest thing to do.

Directed by Baoping Cao | Starring : Xun Zhou, Chao Deng, Hanyu Zhang, Baoqiang Wang, Yanhui Wang | Presented at San Sebastian Film Festival, Fribourg Film Festival

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光荣的愤怒 | Trouble Makers

Trouble Makers

Trouble Makers tells the story of four simple men living in Black Well Village (in rural Yunnan province) who decide to finally run the criminal Xiong Brothers out of their homes. The Xiongs have managed to build a criminal “empire” in the small town even managing to elect themselves the mayor and official accountant of Black Well Village. Two other brothers enforce the Xiongs’ will with violence and intimidation. The brothers, known by the political-infused moniker, the Gang of Four, smuggle salt and generally terrorize the villagers of Black Well.

Directed by Baoping Cao | Starring : Gang Wu, Yanhui Wang, Xiaobo Li, Yi Zhu, Qingsan Kong | Presented at Montréal Film Festival

周渔的火车 | Zhou Yu’s Train

Zhou Yu's Train

Gong Li, the female icon of modern Chinese cinema, teams up with Sun Zhou, following their collaboration on the moving, and award-winning, drama “Breaking The Silence”. She gives a stupendous performance in possibly the most sensual role of her career, as a woman caught between two lovers, and two dimensions of desire. Zhou Yu, a ceramic artisan in China’s rural northwest, has a deep rapport with Chen Qing, a shy, sensitive poet. Taking a long train ride every weekend just to make mad passionate love with him, her longing seems insatiable. Until one day, she meets the hedonistic vet Zhang Qiang, and begins a torrid affair which takes her to another train station, and another level of lust.

Directed by Zhou Sun | Starring : Li Gong, Tony Leung Ka Fai, Honglei Sun, Zhixiong Li, Wei Liu | Presented at Berlin Film Festival, Toronto Film Festival, Maine Film Festival