Languages Archives: Mandarin

Utopians: Director’s Cut

Utopians
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  •  Outlook
  •  Hong Kong

Notorious queer-cinema provocateur Scud, the Festival’s first-ever Q Hugo honoree, has long shaken up Hong Kong society with sexually and thematically explicit features. His latest keeps up the wild streak. A young, sheltered college student finds himself drawn to his openly gay professor, who freely quotes Greek philosophers in class and soon introduces him to a new, utopian world of possibility. With Scud’s fearless, anything-goes filmmaking style, these two men liberate each other’s desires. Original title: Tong Liu He Wu.


Director/writer/producer Scud and actor Adonis He are scheduled to attend both screenings.

Crosscurrent

  •  World Cinema
  •  China

A visually stunning odyssey traversing China’s Yangtze River, Crosscurrent follows a boat captain who sails upstream to the famed waterway’s source. Over repeated encounters with a beautiful woman who appears younger at each port, it becomes clear the shipman’s journey is taking him back in time through Chinese history. Shot on 35mm film by the celebrated cinematographer of The Assassin, this painterly masterpiece won a top prize at the Berlin Film Festival. Original title: 长江图


Director/writer Chao Yang is scheduled to attend both screenings.

 


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Dog Days

  •  World Cinema
  •  China

In an impoverished Chinese suburb, nightclub dancer Lulu returns home to find her boyfriend and their infant child have gone missing. Stopping at nothing to find her son, she enlists the help of a drag queen at a local cabaret who knows more than he’s letting on. Lulu traverses the dark underbellies of modern Chinese society in her desperate search to recover her child in this bold, harrowing debut feature. Original title: San Fu Tian.


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