With Blue as our central theme, we will be presenting different styles of contemporary Chinese films. Varying themes and stories will be performed: from the unforgettable innocence of youth, to the bitterness of humorous reality. From the prolonged memories of childhood, to the poetry of life journey.
TIME: 2017/10/7, 2017/10/14 - LOCATION: Innis Town Hall, 2 Sussex Ave
LOCATION: Innis Town Hall, 2 Sussex Ave - TIME: 2017/10/7, 2017/10/14
YANG CHAO / 杨超
1 hr 56 min | Drama | China, France | Mandarin
Mysterious, sublime and elegiac, director Yang Chao’s odyssey blends breathtaking images with fantasy, poetry and history to create a complex magical universe. From the Shanghai metropolis to the snow-capped Tibet mountain, Gao Chun steers his cargo up the Yangtze, a river that has nurtured a centuries-old civilization. He comes across An Lu, a beautiful woman who appears in a different identity at every port recorded by a poetry book. Longing for her company, he realizes she gradually turns younger as he journeys upstream. He starts to wonder whether An Lu is supernatural or he is traveling not only in space but also in time. After passing a pagoda that reverberates Buddha’s voice, a flooded town reappeared elsewhere, the grandiose Three Gorges Dam and many other places where lives have been transformed, he finally arrives at the start of the Yangtze, where he unveils the secret of his past and An Lu.
YI ZHIYAN / 易智言
1 hr 25 min | Drama | Taiwan, France | Mandarin
An is-she-or-isn't-she gay comedy focused on a Taiwanese teen, the boy she might like, and the girl she may love.
高中生孟克柔（桂纶镁 饰）与林月珍（梁淑慧饰）是无话不谈的好友，月珍告诉克柔， 说自己喜欢上了一个叫张士豪（陈柏霖 饰）的男生，便常常要求克柔帮她接近张士豪， 帮忙认识他、帮忙传递情书。没想到张士豪以为喜欢自己的是孟克柔，所以也常常借故接近她， 跟她在一起。传递情书的事，被张贴出来，原来林月珍是以孟克柔的名义给张士豪写信， 孟克柔非常生气而从而跟林月珍的关系疏远了。 另一边厢孟克柔极不愿意承认她与张士豪之间是恋人的关系， 可是张士豪已深深喜欢上她。孟克柔想跟男生接吻，因为她想清楚一件事，原来她心里， 喜欢的是另外一个人。
GENG JUN / 耿军
1 hr 39 min | Comedy | China | Mandarin
Under a tin-gray sky, in a hollowed out corner of northern China, a stranger arrives in town bearing magical soap—but smelling it will cost you. Nearby, a pair of unenthused cops try cracking a seemingly simple case. Or not. And you can forget religious solace; the only monk around is not what he seems.
电影里汇聚了忙碌破案的警察，忙碌骗钱的骗子，忙碌抓偷树贼的护林员，忙碌找妈妈的基督徒，忙碌搞团结的假和尚, 一群忙碌的人演绎后退的故事。这是一个关于罪的常态化，在追寻中坐以待毙的故事，一个悲伤的喜剧电影。 电影里充满着北方的幽默，一波三折的冲突，虎视眈眈的壮美山河。
ZHANG DALEI / 张大磊
1 hr 46 min | Drama | China | Mandarin
In the early 1990s, Xiaolei, who lives in a small village in western China, longs for a summer holiday without homework after he graduated from primary school. However, it is filled with boring routine, and Xiaolei feels the anxiety around him. When his father has left, Xiaolei realises that his life is completely changed.
九十年代初的西部小城，结束了小升初考试的张小雷（孔惟一 饰）终于迎来了盼望已久的没有作业的暑假。 然而这个自由的，炎热的夏天并不是想象中那样红火热烈，更多是平常反复的家庭生活和大把闲工夫。 恰逢那一年国家开始实施国有单位转型，铁饭碗被打破，张小雷父亲（张晨 饰）的单位也受到改革冲击， 他们生活的家属院 里每一个家庭的生活都被改革影响着。孩子们整日百无聊赖，而看似平静的大人们， 心却像烈日炙烤着那般燥热。张小雷就那么静静的耗着，感受着身边隐隐发生的一切。