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The Swim

The Swim
October 20, 2018 - 3:00 pm

North American Premiere!

Peach Blossom Fish (2018)

Director: Chen Hailu, Shi Yi.

DCP, color, in Mandarin with English subtitles, 9 min.


U.S. Premiere!

The Swim (2017)

Visual artist He Xiangyu returns to his hometown by the Yalu river that runs between China and North Korea. It’s a bucolic landscape haunted, we learn, by a hidden history of war, human trafficking and clashing ideologies. In the final scene, He plunges into the Yalu River and swims toward North Korea in broad daylight.

DCP, color, in Mandarin, Liaoning regional dialect, and Korean dialect with English subtitles, 96 min. Director: He Xiangyu.