DIRECTOR: BI GAN
CAST: YONGZHONG CHEN, YUE GUO, LINYAN LIU
CINEMATOGRAPHER - TIANXING WANG
EDITOR - YANAN QIN
MUSIC - GIONG LIM
PRODUCERS - ZIJIAN WANG AND SHAN ZONG
Chinese filmmaker Bi Gan’s brilliant directorial debut—which has collected prizes at the Locarno Film Festival and recently screened at New York’s New Directors/New Films festival—is an audacious work that announces a major new filmmaking talent. Country doctor Chen Sheng sets out on a train journey to search for his brother’s abandoned child, only to find himself in a dreamlike world where the boundaries between past, present, and future—and between fantasy and reality—are porous. This remarkable visual achievement, which feels as singular and alien as the films of the great Apichatpong Weerasethakul, was shot in the mining village Kaili, the director’s birthplace, and incorporates poetry he has been writing since he was a teenager.
Exclusive one-week theatrical engagement begins May 20.