In the fast-growing city of Zigong, 29-year-old Luo Liang becomes a driver for Boss Peng, a shady real estate developer. Interspersed with rock music interludes and upbeat commercials for the impending Olympics, Ying’s inventive third film is a razor-sharp satire of the moral consequences of China’s rise to economic power. “[Ying’s] apocalyptic visions derive from a scrupulous, brave realism” (New Yorker). 2009, video, 103 minutes.
Also Screening: Cry Me a River (Heshang aiqing)
Directed by Jia Zhang-ke
Ten years after graduation, four far-flung college students are reunited and take up the same arguments from their youth. “An elegy to the generation born in the 1970s” (International Short Film Festival Oberhausen). 2009, video, 19 minutes.