Contrasting visions of world cinema
CHINA | 180 minutes | 2019
Two couples work together in a factory, and each have an only son born on the same day. The two boys grow up as best friends, but a tragic event shatters one of the families. An ambitious, unforgettable story spanning four decades, this 13th feature by the Chinese filmmaker pays tribute to the lost generation that was forced to follow the one-child policy at the expense of personal fulfillment. A heartbreaking melodrama about dignity, with a novel perspective on the complexities of an endlessly fascinating country."A deeply moving, generations-spanning drama exploring the long-term effect of China's one-child policy on a small circle of friends." Variety
Best actress and best actor - Berlin Film Festival
Filmografie1993 Dongchun di rizi (Days) 1995 Ji du han leng (Frozen) 1997 Bian dan gu niang (So Close to Paradise) 2000 Meng huan tian yuan (Suburban Dreams) 2001 Shi qi sui de dan che (Beijing Bicycle) 2003 Er di (Drifters) 2005 Qing hong (Shanghai Dreams) 2008 Zuo you (In Love We Trust) 2010 Ri zhao chong qing (Chongqing Blues) 2011 Wo 11 (11 Flowers) 2014 Chuang ru zhe (Red Amnesia) 2018 Wo de jing tou (Chinese Portrait); Dokumentarfilm 2019 Di jiu tian chang (So Long, My Son)
They gather in some of Kinshasa’s meanest streets, with imagination to burn. They turn electronic scrap, old bullet casings from the civil war and animal...
FRANCE | 95 minutes | 2019
In this utterly one-off début feature, Susanne Heinrich’s archetypal “melancholy girl” wanders the city in search of shelter. Po-faced and pensive,...
GERMANY | 80 minutes | 2019
Toichi, a kindly and helpful old man, earns a modest living by ferrying the villagers back and forth across the water. His life flows placidly by until the...
JAPAN | 137 minutes | 2019
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