Jan. 17 - Guided Film Screening
Join us and our host for a guided screening of Kaili Blues 路边野餐 (2015). Our host, Jenny Wu, will provide a cultural background to the film, and lead a discussion after. Come along and share your views while enjoying popcorn and drinks! As usual, you are invited to discounted drinks later at Sidestreet.
About the Film
Directed by Gan Bi, In the mystical, subtropical province of Guizhou, there is a small county clinic surrounded by fog. At the Kaili clinic, there are two doctors who live quiet, lonely lives. One of the doctors, Chen Sheng, embarks on a journey by train to find his nephew. On the way to Zhenyuan, he experiences his own past and future, lending him insight into his own life. Once Chen arrives at Zhen Yuan, rather than approaching his nephew, he watches secretly from a distance and decides not to interfere in his life. Before he had left Kaili, he had promised his colleague that he would stop by the home of her former lover to deliver some items, but upon his arrival, he is told that the man had passed away. Chen once again boards the train to return home. His mind is troubled, he cannot decide whether he believes that the world as he experiences it, is a product of his imagination, or if he is just a part of some large collective dream.
About the Host
Jenny is an independent Beijing based film maker and an experienced film festival host, judge, and curator. Her films were screened in film festivals in China and around the world. She is currently working on a new film based in Beijing.