夜车 | Night Train

Night Train

What threatens to be a fairly inconspicuous oddball drama, opening as it does with unsmiling court bailiff Wu Hongyan traveling to an out-of-town singles dance which ends in a predictably uncomfortable fashion, soon turns in to a rather nasty game of sexual cat-and-mouse as she falls in lust with the husband of one of the women she has had to help detain. Having flown under the radar of Chinese censors, it’s a slow and often painful film about a woman in search of love and affection in all the wrong places. Be warned: just as you think you’re on the home straight, Yinan inserts a repulsive, near-unwatchable scene of a carthorse being flayed to (what looks like) death; a cruelly over-egged metaphor if there ever was one.

Directed by Yi’nan Diao | Starring : Dan Liu, Liang Qi, Zhengjia Wang, Yongsheng Li, Halyan Meng | Presented at Cannes Film Festival, Athens Film Festival, Vancouver Film Festival, Warsaw Film Festival, London Film Festival, Buenos Aires Film Festival

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电影往事 | Electric Shadows

Electric Shadows

It was a golden age of movies, like to watch movies want to be a movie actor female announcer Jiang Xuehua (Jiang Hongbo ornaments) unwed gave birth to a daughter like watching the same movie Lingling. This kind of elementary school understand the bad boy Mao Xiaobing Mao Xiaobing frame magic telescope, the telescope can see any want to see the movie, two people become good friends because of the movie, when Mao Xiaobing go gave the telescope the Ling-Ling Chiang. Later, the same is the movie lasting bonds, Jiang Xuehua and movie projectionist Pan Daren married soon gave birth to a son Bingbing, Lingling feeling by the threat to their own position in the home. Later, an accident, and Lingling climbed the roof watching movies brother accidentally fall killed the father of a slap in the face for Lingling runaways. Mao Xiaobing has long become Maotai Bing (Xia Yu ornaments), makes him an unexpected encounter Lingling almost deaf, mentally unstable, thus opening a dusty past.

Directed by Jiang Xiao | Starring : Yu Xia, Yihong Jiang, Zhengjia Wang, Shan Jiang, Haibin Li | Presented at Toronto Film Festival, Vancouver Film Festival, Marrakech Film Festival, Rotterdam Film Festival