The Chicago International Film Festival is very excited to welcome the director and star of The Road Not Taken, Gaopeng Tang and Qi Xiaojing. The film’s protagonist is a bumbling ostrich farmer, indebted to the local mob. He agrees to take care of a sullen kidnapped boy until his father pays his ransom. The odd pair impulsively hits the road, and antics abound as they link up with other transient souls who inhabit the expansive plains of China’s Gobi Desert. This poetic, wry, and melancholic road movie won top honors at the Shanghai Film Festival.
The Road Not Taken
“This offbeat road movie has a sly, dry humor and an ability to shift between different registers, allowing the predominant comedy to end on a melancholy but satisfying note of self-sacrifice” –The Hollywood Reporter
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The Road Not Taken screens Thursday, October 18 @ 5:45pm, Friday, October 19 @ 3:00pm, and Saturday, October 20 @ 2:45pm. All screenings are at AMC River East (322 E. Illinois).