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Asian Project Market, HAF
No. 89 Shimen Road

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No. 89 Shimen Road (Hei Bai Zhao Pian)

Directed by Haolun Shu

  • Netherlands, Chine, Hong Kong 2010; 85 min
  • Original version: Mandarin
  • Genre: Drama

  • From the director of THE RIVER OF CLOUD presented at Asian Project Market
    From the director of LOVE IS SPEAKING presented at HAF
    From the director of SEE ME IN YOU presented at Asian Project Market

Synopsis

16 year-old Xiaoli lives in a communal block on Shimen Road, a close-knit neighborhood that no longer exists in Shanghai.It’s the late 1980s; while his teachers talk about China’s recovery from the devastation of the Cultural Revolution, another wave of cultural change is already underway, as Xiaoli encounters Western businessmen, Coca Cola bottles and other foreign elements on the streets. The allure of new cultures and ideas sweeps through Xiaoli and the two young women closest to him. His best friend Lanmi carouses with foreigners, scandalizing the neighborhood. Lili, an idealistic classmate whom he loves, wants to quit school and join the student democracy demonstrations that have started in Beijing. Xiaoli must decide where his future lies in a world suddenly robbed of stability and innocence.

Production

  • FILM FACTORY

    Haolun Shu