CHINA / 2019 / 124 MIN / DRAMA
Director 导演 : 王晶 WANG Jing Screenplay 编剧 : 王晶 WANG Jing
Changfeng Town is located in an inconspicuous corner of China. The townspeople all know one another and are content with life. Airplanes often pass by the town, reminding people of an unknown outside world.
Many things in town exist in solitude - the cinema, the dentist's office, the car repair shop, the newspaper office and the elementary school. The townspeople are unique and full of eccentricities. Each has a story of their own: The domestic problem of the aimless Redhead, the secret between the dentist and his son, the unrequited love of cinema ticket-seller Cai-Xia and the loneliness of the crippled Xi-Shan. A few mischievous boys wander in and out of these little stories, eventually with the coming-of-age and departure of one of these boys.
The film is in five intertwining chapters, always filled with joy and sadness but never without hope.