dir. Qiu Jiongjiong 邱炯炯
Hong Kong, France | 2021 | Qiu Jiongjiong | 179 mins
Synopsis: One evening in the 1980s, Qiu Fu, a leading clown-role actor in 20th-century Sichuan opera, is killed in an accident and must reluctantly set off for the Ghost City under escort of two underworld officials. Along the way, he meets old friends. As they recall the past, earthly scenes creep into the mists of the underworld.
Cast: YI Sicheng, GUAN Nan, QIU Zhimin, XUE Xuchun, GU Tao
This is a joint presentation by Plus One Films and Filming East Festival, supported by The Garden Cinema. The screening on Saturday 19 November 2022 is introduced by Tony Rayns, who will also host an after-screening online Q&A with the director Qiu Jiongjiong. The screening on Saturday 4 February 2023 will be joined with the leading actor Sicheng Yi for an after-screening Q&A.