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November 18, 2018 - 7:00 pm
Q&A with filmmaker Liu Jie.

U.S. Premiere!

Baby (2018)

Rising Chinese star Yang Mi gives the performance of a lifetime in this gripping social drama about a young woman Meng who kidnaps a newborn to save it. As played by Yang, Meng is by turns vulnerable and an indomitable force, going up against friends, family and the cops, her every act of transgress posing the question, “Does one who gives life have the right to take that life away?” Executive produced by Hou Hsiao-hsien, Baby world premiered at the recent Toronto and San Sebastian film festivals to wide praise. Variety called it “devastating yet brimming with tender compassion.”

DCP, color, in Mandarin with English subtitles, 94 min. Director/Screenwriter: Liu Jie. Executive Producer: Hou Hsiao-hsien. Cast: Yang Mi, Guo Jingfei, Lee Hong-chi.