Beijing Flickers (You-Zhing)
- 96 min
- Directed by: Yuan Zhang
- Written by: Yuan Zhang
- Language: Mandarin
Chinese drama about an unlucky man whose life falls apart, spurring him to gather a collection of likeminded followers.
This film is not currently showing in cinemas.
Bad things often happen in threes…
Having been left by his girlfriend, sacked from his factory job and finally abandoned by his dog – ironically named Lucky – San Bao (Duan Bowen) runs after him, but the ensuing chase almost lands him in jail. Rather than lament alone, he soon acquires a band of fellow misfits who together face life on the periphery of contemporary Beijing. Despite their seeming exclusion from a life of prosperity, director Zhang Yuan’s engaging characters are defiant, and decide that even a small impact, is better than none at all.
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Reviews & features
Beijing Flickers20 Jun 2013
A poetic expression of China's disenfranchised youth from director Zhang Yuan
Director Zhang Yuan’s work has dealt on numerous occasions with the themes of alienation and rejection. Twenty years after Beijing Bastards, this new feature (based on his photo/video exhibition ‘Unspoiled Brats’) offers a fresh outlook on Chinese…
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