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The Foolish Bird

The Foolish Bird
October 21, 2018 - 7:00 pm

North American Premiere!

Letter From Xiaobei (2017)

Director: Zhang Zimu.

DCP, color, in Mandarin with English subtitles, 10 min.

Los Angeles Premiere!

The Foolish Bird (2017)

Times indeed are a-changing: a “left-behind child,” Lynn fends for herself in a world of social media, made available to even the poorest kids via internet cafés and cell phones. Entrusted by her teacher with confiscating the phones of screen addicted students, Lynn is convinced by her friend, May, to sell the devices, entering a dangerous world of petty trafficking and predatory young men.

DCP, color, in Mandarin and Hunan dialect with English subtitles, 118 min. Director/Screenwriter: Huang Ji, Ryuji Otsuka. Cast: Yao Honggui, Xiao Liqiao, Yao Fang.