Wednesday, October 24, 7:00 PM @ AMC River East 21
WALKING PAST THE FUTURE (路過未來) – MIDWEST PREMIERE
Introduction and Q&A with director Lee Rui-jun and producer Zhang Min (Courtesy of Hainan Airlines).
China | 2017 | 129 Minutes | DCP
In Gansu dialect and Mandarin w/English subtitles
Writer/Director: Lee Rui-jun
Producer: Zhang Min, Lin Jin
Starring: Yang Zi-shan, Yin Fang, Li Qin-qin, Ne Ren-hua
Film Source: Edko Films Ltd.
Yang Yao-ting's family returns to their village in Gansu after both of her parents are laid off from their jobs in Shenzhen, only to find that life has drastically changed in the village they left 25 years earlier. Hoping to provide her family with a home in the city, Yao-ting returns to Shenzhen to take part in high-risk medical tests at a hospital.
The only Chinese film screened in the Un Certain Regard section at the 2017 Cannes Film Festival, Walking Past the Future is “a bleak exposé on how the country’s land shortage and economic downturn impacts more than just one generation.” (Maggie Lee, Variety)