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Dunhuang Projected

River's Edge

River's Edge
November 3, 2018 - 3:00 pm
filmmaker Wang Chao, musician He Jianhua.

Please note: This screening will be preceded by a live performance of traditional Naxi music by He Jianhua.

North American Premiere!

River's Edge (2017)

In director Wang Chao’s meditative drama, whose spell lingers long after its last frame fades to black, a wealthy Beijing businessman travels to a poor, remote village to search for the body of his son who has died in a river-boat accident. By the film’s end the wealthy out-of-towner has turned accidental witness to a rural China that while placid on the surface is in fact roiled by powerful socioeconomic currents from afar.

DCP, color, in Mandarin with English subtitles, 96 min. Director/Screenwriter : Wang Chao. Cast: Li Wake, Yi Ziqi, Zhang Shuhui.