AN ELEPHANT SITTING STILL In Cinema on DECEMBER 14th AN ELEPHANT SITTING STILL In Cinema on DECEMBER 14th
A film by Hu Bo 230 mins / China 2018 / Mandarin with English subtitles Certificate tbc Berlin Forum, New Directors/New Films New York,... AN ELEPHANT SITTING STILL In Cinema on DECEMBER 14th

A film by
Hu Bo

230 mins / China 2018 / Mandarin with English subtitles

Certificate
tbc

Berlin Forum, New Directors/New Films New York, Edinburgh Film Festival 2018

SYNOPSIS

To protect his friend, 16-year-old Wei Bu pushes the school bully down the staircase and escapes the scene after the bully becomes hospitalized with his life hanging by a thread.

WEI’s neighbor, the 60-year-old Wang Jin, estranged from his family who want to pack him off to an old peoples’ home, decides to join him.

Huang Ling, Wei Bu’s classmate, is troubled by the fallout from an affair with a school official.

Together, the desperate three decide to flee as the wounded bully’s hooligan brother, Yu Cheng, the school authorities and the parents all go on a cold-blooded hunt for Wei Bu across town.

As Wei Bu travels through the desolate town, he finally confronts his own reality.

In the end, he boards a long-distance bus with HUANG and WANG toward Manchuria, where a circus elephant is said to be sitting still.

Cast

YU Cheng

Zhang Yu

WEI Bu

Peng Yuchang

HUANG Ling

Wang Yuwen

WANG Jin

Liu Congxi

 

Crew

Director

Hu Bo

Screenwriter

Hu Bo

Director of Photography

Fan Chao

Sound

Ren Yiming

Editor

Hu Bo

Composer

Hua Lun

Production Design

Xie Lijia

Sound Designer

Bai Ruizhou

Producer

Liu Xuan

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