Wednesday, Sept 18, 2019, 7 PM @ AMC River East 21
CROSSING THE BORDER (过昭关) | North America Premiere
Introduction and Q&A with Director Huo Meng
Moderator: Jennifer Dorothy Lee, Phd
China | 2018 | 94 Minutes | DCP | In Mandarin w/English subtitles
Genre: Feature Drama
Director, Producer, Screenplay, Editor and Music: Huo Meng
Starring: Yang Taiyi, Li Yun-hu
Film source: Floating Light (Foshan) Film & Cultural Co. Ltd.
During summer vacation, Ning Ning, a 7-year-old boy, was sent back to the countryside to be taken care of by his 70-year-old grandfather named Li Fu-chang. Li Fu-chang accidentally got an old friend's contact information and learned that his old friend had suffered a stroke and was dying. He decided to ride a motorbike with his grandson to visit his old friend who lived thousands of miles away.
“Life is precarious but it is also a magnificent adventure, and everyone has to overcome their own existential “boundaries.” The story is helped by a dose of subtle, refined humor making the closing scene of the film particularly memorable.” - Maria Barbieri, Udine Far East Film Festival
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Thank Te’amo BoBa Bar for their contribution towards the Chinese films showcase with guests!