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Lush Reeds

YANG Yishu

  • China
  • 2018
  • Asian Premiere
  • 105min
  • 12 +
  • DCP
  • color
  • Fiction

Newly married newspaper reporter Xia Yin moves into her husband’s apartment, but can’t unpack because of a broken lock; her colleague, Lu, suddenly commits suicide; her supervisor at work often rejects her articles. Xia Yin is seemingly walking on the edge of life as everything appears to go wrong, marital problems arise and career insecurities grow. Can Xia Yin find a way to break through these crises? The film focuses on exploring women’s lives in contemporary China, rather than simply suggesting resolutions. Xia Yin wants to cover stories involving industrial pollution or deportation due to rapid urban development, but her efforts are constantly hindered by her bureaucratic boss and husband, forcing her to find a new approach to make her voice heard. The film reveals the intertwined burdens of marriage, pregnancy and career goals modern Chinese women experience, metaphorically expressed when Xia Yen finds herself trapped in a village reminiscent of Alice in Wonderland. Social issues such as censorship, bureaucracy and indiscriminate gentrification are also explored. Will Xia Yin be able to navigate her way through? [BAE Juyeon]

schedule

Code Time Theater Grade
226 2019-08-31 | 18:30 - 20:15 MEGABOX SangamWorldcup 8 GV
313 2019-09-01 | 13:00 - 14:45 MEGABOX SangamWorldcup 8 GV
619 2019-09-04 | 17:00 - 18:45 MEGABOX SangamWorldcup 7

Director

  • YANG Yishu
    Director YANG Yishu born in Jiangsu and graduated from Chinese National Academy of Arts in 2007. She is currently a professor of Shanghai University and Nanjing University. Her documentary Who is Hao Ran(2006) was selected for the Locarno International Film Festival, Hong Kong International Film Festival and China Independent Film Festival. One Summer, the first fiction film of YANG Yishu, was selected for the Busan Film Festival of Korean in 2014, Vesoul Film Festival of France in 2015, Hamburg Film Festival of Germany in 2015 and Taiwan Women Film Festival. It won Prix Du Jury and the Best Fiction Film of the year in Beijing Independent Film Festival. Lush Reeds is her second fiction.

Credit

  • ProducerZHOU Haotian
  • Cast HUANG Lu, LIN Zheyuan, FENG Yizhi
  • Screenwriter YANG Yishu
  • Cinematography LIU Aiguo
  • Art director ZHAO Qin
  • Editor GUO Xiaodong, YANG Yishu
  • Music ZHAN Hang, Benjamin LANDAVER
  • Sound LOUSSIGNIAN Yun Xie

WORLD SALES

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