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Director
Zhang Yuan

Filmography
Selected
1992 Beijing Zazhong/Beijing Bastards
1994 Guangchang/The Square (doc)
1996 Dong Gong, Xi Gong/East Palace, West Palace
1999 Guonian Huijia/Seventeen Years
2000 Hainan Hainan
2002 Wo Ai Ni/I Love You
2006 Kan Shang Qu Hen Mei/Little Red Flowers
2008 Dada/Dada’s Dance
2012 You Zhong/Beijing Flickers

Biography

He was born in Nanjing, China. He graduated with a degree in cinematography from the Beijing Film Academy. He has directed many documentary and feature films.



Main Program

Beijing Flickers / Zhang Yuan

Beijing, 2012. San Bao is dumped by his girlfriend and fired by his employer, all in the same day. Worse still, his landlord has also kicked him out of the shabby apartment he can barely afford, and his dog, “Lucky”, has left him. In extreme distress, he attempts to end his life by lying across the train tracks and later by eating glass; but he survives both attempts. He ends up in the hospital where he shares a room with a transvestite poet/dancer who is obsessed with plastic surgery. Later, when he is released, he finds that the predicament of his circle of close friends parallels his own. Included in this group of Beijing outsiders are his best friend, a hotel car attendant whose girlfriend has dumped him for a rich guy, a composer/pub singer whose band has dumped her for someone more “connected” and his transvestite poet pal who is “not appreciated in his homeland.” As they struggle with their life predicaments in the glamorous, prosperous, modern metropolis called Beijing, they find solace and support in each other.


Director:Zhang Yuan
Script:Zhang Yuan, Kong Ergou, Li Xinyun, Yang Yishu
Cinematography:Zhang Yuan, Cai Tao
Editing:Wu Yixiang
Sound:Zhao Bo
Music:Liu Yijun (Lao Wu)
Art Direction:An Bin
With:Duan Bowen (San Bao), Lv Yulai (Wang Min), Shi Shi (Xiao Shi), Li Xinyun (You Zi), Han Wenwen (Su Mo)
World Sales:Fortissimo Films, The Netherlands T. +31 20 627 3215 F. +31 20 626 1155 info@fortissimo.nl www.fortissimofilms.com
Production:China Film Cο, Ltd, China & Beijing Asian Union Culture & Media Investment, Ltd, China & Beijing Century Good-tiding Co,Ltd, China keetman@vip.sina.com
Production Country:China
Format:HDCAM Color
Duration:96'
Production Year:2012
European Premiere
Screening Schedule
FRIDA LIAPPA:Thursday, November 08, 2012 - 23:00 | ID:646
JOHN CASSAVETES:Saturday, November 10, 2012 - 15:00 | ID:853
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