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Harpur Cinema – Kaili Blues
October 20, 2017 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm$4.00
Kaili Blues – Bi Gan – China – 2015 – 113 min.
Bi Gan’s debut feature follows a medical practitioner working in a clinic in the village of Kaili, in Guizhou Province, Southwest China, who decides to fulfill his mother’s wish – looking for his brother’s abandoned child. The film focuses on poetry and a specific location, while presenting issues in contemporary Chinese culture. The viewers travel through the narrative and reality, past and present for the duration of the movie, including a 41-minute-long handheld shot, “and we’re everywhere, unbounded, set free to wander in a single shot, in a dream without limits” (Shelly Kraicer, Cinema Scope).
Won: Locarno Film Festival, Best Emerging Director Prize & Special Mention for the First Feature Award – Taipei Golden Horse Film Festival, FIPRESCI Prize.