BEIJING BEING

By Emma JAAY

FINGERCHOP MOVIE PRODUCTION S.R.L. - as PROD

First film - Completed 2015

Lost in Love. Found in Beijing.

Festivals
& Awards

Montréal World FF 2015
Focus on World Cinema. Australia.
    • Year of production
    • 2015
    • Genres
    • First film, LGBT, Drama
    • Countries
    • AUSTRALIA, CHINA
    • Languages
    • ENGLISH, MANDARIN
    • Budget
    • 0 - 0.3 M$
    • Duration
    • 78 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Emma JAAY
    • Writer(s)
    • Emma JAAY
    • Producer(s)
    • Emma JAAY (Em Jaay Productions), Xiao tong ZHAO (Beijing Meishao Media Co. LTD)
    • Synopsis
    • Beijing Being is a lyrical, nostalgic exploration of friendship in an ever-changing city. Sophie, a young blogger living in the historic laneways of Beijing, is struggling to accept the abrupt departure of her best friend during a visa crackdown. The future is uncertain - for the foreigners with their temporary (and at times dubious) visas, their Chinese friends with their nontraditional lifestyles, and even the old streets themselves, falling under the hammers of the developers. Sophie makes sense of the rhythm of change, loss, heartbreak and the sheer exhilaration of being young in the best way she knows how – by creating a cabaret on the streets she loves but can never own, discovering that being in Beijing is less important than being herself.
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