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June 6, 2020
Theater Image Forum released

[Production] 2015 (Chinese film)

[Original title] Kaili Blues

[Director / Screenplay] Bi Gan

​ [Distribution] Really Like Films, Dream Kid, Cinemago (Courtesy)

Peng Shuai, Peng Shuai, Luo Feiyang, Sie Rikusan, Zen Shuai, Peng Shuai, Peng Shuai, Guo Yue, Ryu Linyang, Yang Zhufa


[Outline of work]
The first feature-length director's work released in 2015 by the new generation of Chinese director Bi Gan, who received a lot of attention in "Long Days Journey to the Life of the Night". In addition to receiving the Best First Feature Award at the Locarno International Film Festival, the 37th Nantes Three Continents Film Festival Golden Hot Air Ball Award [Grand Prix], the 52nd Kinma Scholarship Best New Director Award / FIPRESCI Award, 10th It was highly praised at many film festivals in Japan and overseas, including receiving the Asia Pacific Clean Award Young Cinema Award.


Shen lives in a small clinic in Kaili while helping an old female doctor. He was sentenced to prison for some reason and returned to the land after nine years in prison, but his wife, who should have been waiting for his return, had already died in the world, and his nephew was loved after a while. Will be taken away somewhere by his brother's strategy. Shen decides to go on a journey to bring her nephew back. The female doctor entrusts Shen with a photo of her old lover and asks him to stop by and return what she had previously borrowed. Then, I arrived at a mysterious village called Danmai, where memories of the past, reality and dreams coexist.

Bi Gan Director: Bi Gan

  Born in 1989, from Kaili City, Guizhou Province, China. Film director, screenwriter, poet.

The 2013 short film "Diamond Sutra" won the 19th Hong Kong IFVA Award New Face Category Special Award. In 2015, he made his debut as a feature-length director with "Kaili Blues (original title: Kaili Blues)". The film has won high acclaim internationally, including the 68th Locarno International Film Festival Emerging Director Award, the 37th Nantes Three Continents Film Festival Hot Air Balloon Award, and the 52nd Taiwanese Gold Horse Best New Director Award. Awarded. Theatrical release from April 18 has been decided in Japan as well.

The second feature film, "Long Days Journey, To the Life of the Night," includes Wong Kar-wai's "Wings of Being Wild," Tarkovsky's "Stalker," David Lynch's "Mulholland Drive," and Hitchcock's "Vertigo." Many critics have pointed out the similarities between filmmakers such as, and their works, and they are attracting a great deal of attention as their flagship presence in the tide of Chinese films and the new era.

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