Zhang Hanyi’s first feature is an existentialist ghost story. A father and son walk deep in the forest. After disappearing for a time, the boy reappears speaking in the voice of his mother, risen from the dead. The man is not at all surprised, and goes with the ghost on a long ramble, both geographical and genealogical, through an abandoned Chinese countryside. Life After Life is the first feature by Zhang Hanyi; it is a film that brings together realism and the supernatural in a story clearly...
| 80 minutes | 2016
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