夏日暖洋洋 | I Love Beijing

I Love Beijing

The third film in director Ning Ying’s “Beijing Trilogy”, this romantic drama follows the fortunes of a young cab driver who is depressed because of a recent divorce. He turns his personality around to become a ladies’ man, wooing a waitress, a librarian, and then a talk-show host. Lost in the dating wars, he longs to find the love of his life in the rapidly changing city of Beijing. Winner of the Don Quixote Award at the Berlin Film Festival.

Directed by Ying Ning | Starring : Yu Lei, Zuo Baitao, Höng Tao, Yi Gai, Miao Liu | Presented at Rotterdam Film Festival, Berlin Film Festival, Belgrade Film Festival, Karlovy Vary Film Festival

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小武 | Pickpocket

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From award-winning 6th generation Chinese director Jia Zhangke comes the story of Xiao Wu. A small town pickpocket, like his friends never having managed to get away from the streets, he finds himself alone with his troubles. A local cop is out to get him and his love affair with Mei Mei, the local karaoke hostess, is going no where. He realizes it’s times to think about his future, but can he find the force to break with his criminal past? A new look at modern China in the debut film of one of contemporary cinema’s greatest artists.

Directed by Zhang Ke Jia | Starring : Hongwei Wang, Hao Hongjian, Zuo Baitao, Ma Jinrei, Liu Junying | Presented at Berlin Film Festival, Singapore Film Festival, Pusan Film Festival, Vancouver Film Festival, London Film Festival, Nantes Film Festival, Rotterdam Film Festival, Buenos Aires Film Festival, San Francisco Film Festival, Taipei Film Festival, Belgrade Film Festival