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CHINA | 105 minutes | 2019
NORTH AMERICAN PREMIERE
Gu Xi and her half-brother Gu Liang lead a hardscrabble life in a village in northern China, where they struggle to make ends meet. Their unusually intimate relationship takes on a new dimension with the arrival of the charismatic QingChang, daughter of a rich businessman. The toxic love triangle that ensues makes for a psychological drama that has certain parallels with Lee Changdong’s seductive Burning (2018). Liang Ming’s first feature is a subtle examination of the ambivalent desires within a sensitive family relationship, not to mention class consciousness. Wisdom Tooth approaches the complex relationship between a sister and brother with a fresh new gaze.“A seductive debut film, Liang Ming’s Wisdom Tooth is a bildungsroman, both understated and immersive.” IonCinema“Ming’s nuanced understanding of character makes him one of this year’s most intriguing new directors.” IonCinema“There’s much to admire in this intriguing, textured account of simmering sibling tensions, secrets and jealousy.” Screen Daily
Best Director Award, Jury Award - Pingyao Film FestivalBest Actor - Macao Film FestivalRotterdam Film Festival, Bright Future
*Spring Fever* (2009) - Actor*Mystery* (2012) - Assistant director*Shadow Days* (2014) - Actor*Wisdom Tooth* (2019)- Director
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VIETNAM | 74 minutes | 2019
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