AN ELEPHANT SITTING STILL

By Bo HU

SUB-TI LTD - as FEST

First film - Completed 2018

The story links together the lives of a number of protagonists, narrating the course of one single, tension-filled day from dawn to dusk, and along the way, painting a portrait of a society marked by selfishness.

Festivals
& Awards

Toronto - TIFF 2018
Discovery
San Sebastian FF 2018
Zabaltegi - Tabakalera
Berlinale 2018
Forum
    • Year of production
    • 2018
    • Genres
    • First film, Drama
    • Countries
    • CHINA
    • Languages
    • MANDARIN
    • Duration
    • 234 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Bo HU
    • 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, is estranged from his family and decides to
      join him. HUANG Ling, WEI’s classmate, is bedeviled by an affair with the school official. Together, the desperate three decide to flee as the wounded bully’s hooligan brother, the school authorities and the parents all go on a cold-blooded hunt for WEI across town. As WEI treads through the wilderness, 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.
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