Kaili Blues

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    Kaili Blues

    Lu bian ye can

    Directed by

    China

    2015

    110 min

    • Mandarin

    Drama

    Karlovy Vary IFF

    In the subtropical province of Guizh ou, there is a small county clinic surrounded by fog. At the Kaili clinic, there are two doctors who live quiet, lonely lives. One of the doctors, Chen Sheng, embarks on a journey to find his nephew, who had been abandoned by his brother. On the way to Zhenyuan, Chen came across a place called Dang Mai, where time seemed to flow both forwards and backwards, the lives of the local people a complete mystery. He experiences his own past and future, lending him insight into his own life.

    Awards

    • Best Emerging Director (Lu Bian Ye Can), Special Mention for First Feature - FF Locarno
    • Best New Director, FIPRESCI Prize - Taipei Golden Horse FF
    • Montgolfière d’Or - Festival des 3 Continents Nantes
    • Puma Prize for Best Director - FICUNAM
    • Young Cinema Award Special Mention - Asia Pacific Screen Awards

    Festivals

    Labels & Line Ups

    Credits

    Cast
    Yongzhong Chen
    Daqing Zhao
    Feiyang Luo
    Lixun Xie
    Shuai Zeng
    Screenplay
    Gan Bi
    Cinematography
    Tianxing Wang
    Editing
    Yanan Qin
    Music
    Giong Lim
    Production
    CHINA FILM INTERNATIONAL

    Press

    A remarkable arthouse debut from Guizhou.

    John DeFore, The Hollywood Reporter

    Hints of beauty and pleasure to be found.

    A.O. Scott, New York Times

    Gan Bi

    Gan Bi

    China

    Born in Kaili in China in 1989, Bi Gan directed his first short, DIAMOND SUTRA, in 2012 which earned him the Special Mention award in the Asian New Force Category at the IFVA Festival in Hong Kong. KAILI BLUES (2015), his first narrative feature film, screened at Locarno Film festival 2015, winning the Best Emerging Director Award and the Special Mention for First Feature.