MOUNTAIN CRY (喊山) – Chicago Premiere
Directed by: Larry Yang Tze from China
Starring: Lang Yue-ting, Wang Zi-yi and Cheng Tai-shen
2015, China, 96 min. Mandarin w/English subtitles, DCP
Film Source: Fortissimo Films
Wednesday, March 2, 7:30 PM at AMC River East 21
Sunday, March 6, 2:00 PM, at The Wilmette Theatre
Set in a remote, spectacularly scenic mountain village in China in the mid 1980’s, MOUNTAIN CRY weaves a tale of paranoia and loss that begins with the sudden violent death of a man under suspicious circumstances. He leaves behind a mysterious, mute widow and two young children, and a potential scandal that threatens to upend the village’s tight-knit traditional community structure. As the local village leaders struggle with how to handle the matter, the widow forms a bond with the accused “murderer” of her deceased spouse.
This film was chosen as the closing night film at the 2015 Busan Film Festival. Please click here to read up the review by Justin Chang from Variety.