《大象席地而坐》An Elephant Sitting Still (18 May, 19:30)
An Elephant Sitting Still
Director: Hu Bo
Cast: Zhang Yu, Peng Yuchang, Wang Yuwen, Li Congxi
China | 2018| 234′ | In Putonghua with Chinese and English subtitles | DCP | Colour
Best Feature Film, Best Adapted Screenplay, Audience Choice Award, 55th Golden Horse Awards
GWFF Best First Feature Award Special Mention, Prize of the FIPRESCI, 68th Berlin International Film Festival
Audience Choice Award, 42nd Hong Kong International Film Festival
Under the gloomy sky of a small town in northern China, different protagonists’ lives are intertwined in this lugubrious tale of nihilistic rage. To protect his friend, 16-year-old WEI Bu pushes the school bully down the staircase and escapes the scene after the bully becomes hospitalized with his life hanging by a thread. WEI’s neighbor, the 60-year-old WANG Jin, is estranged from his family and decides to join him. HUANG Ling, WEI’s classmate, is bedeviled by an affair with the school official. Together, the desperate three decide to flee as the wounded bully’s hooligan brother, the school authorities and the parents all go on a cold-blooded hunt for WEI across town. As WEI treads through the wilderness, he finally confronts his own reality. In the end, he boards a long-distance bus with HUANG and WANG toward Manchuria, where a circus elephant is said to be sitting still.
18/5 (Sat) 7:30pm
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