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YOUNG LOVE LOST | 少年巴比倫

Wednesday, September 21st, 9:00 p.m., E St Cinema

XIANG Guoqiang/ CN/ 105 MINS

相國強/ 中国大陆/ 105分钟

"In in the 90's, LuXiao Lu has just graduated from a technical school and is working in a chemical plant factory. Lu is a hotheaded and absent minded guy who hasn’t a clue about what he will do in the future At the chemical plant factory, Lu has the misfortune of working alongside a teacher known as ""Mr Niu the tyrant”.

 

 Lu hasn’t really learnt any skills. Aside from turning a screwdriver, Lu can’t do much else.. Lu is captivated by a beautiful young girl named Bai Lan which he pursues and eventually falls in love with. Bai Lan in the end applies for graduate school and abruptly leaves for Shanghai...."

 

上個世紀90年代的戴城,技校剛畢業的路小路在化工廠上班,他是個愣頭青,不知道未來和生活目標在哪裏。路小路在化工廠跟著一個叫“牛魔王”的師傅混,沒學會半點技術,在鉗工班,除了擰螺絲之外什麽都不會,在電工班,也只會換燈泡。除此之外,他還喜歡打遊戲、打架、翻工廠的院牆,當然還有追女人,他與一個叫白藍的廠醫産生了愛情,但最終白藍考上研究生去了上海……

LOST DAUGHTER | 再見女兒

Saturday, September 24th, 6:20 p.m., E St Cinema

CHEN Yujie/ TW/ 85 MINS

陳宇诘/ 中国台湾/ 85分钟

"Sheng, a divorced Taiwanese businessman left his ex-wife and daughter, Shin, behind for business opportunities in Beijing where he met his second wife and had another daughter, Lian.  Though Sheng has devoted all his time in his new family, he constantly tells Lian how proud he was of his older daughter Shin, which stirred both Lian’s admiration and jealousy. Lian decided to pursue her study in Taiwan following her older sister. The sisters developed a close yet sensitive relationship with each other.

One day, Lian was found dead when scuba diving with Shin. All evidences pointed to Shin. Sheng refuses to believe Shin committed the crime and decided to investigate his younger daughter’s death himself…"

 

在台陸生劉戀在潛水活動中意外身亡,警方判定戀戀是因體內有過量安眠藥引發窒息死亡,認爲嘉欣身爲同住的姐姐,又是潛水老手,不阻攔妹妹參與潛水活動,還與其一同下水,有故意殺人的嫌疑。台商父親阿盛回台辦理後事,與多年不見的台灣大女兒嘉欣再度重逢。被阿盛蒙在鼓裡的戀戀媽,因戀戀的失聯循線得知消息而來到台灣,誓要爲戀戀查明真相。阿盛的台灣前妻嘉欣媽也不顧一切要保護嘉欣。阿盛已經失去了一個女兒,不能再讓另外一個女兒的人生毀掉。然而,在阿盛不在身邊的十幾年,嘉欣早已是一個堅強獨立的女生,對父親有著深深的防備心。遊泳隊長伯諺也似乎藏著什麽秘密…。一對父女,兩岸的家庭,就此掀起一場關于過往的風暴。

THIS WORLDLY LIFE | 还俗

Wednesday, September 21st, 6:15 p.m., E St Cinema

ZHAI Yixiang/ CN/ 96 MINS

翟義祥/ 中国大陆/ 96分钟

The national scenic spot is about to be reformed .the temple inside is under same program. The Buddhist abbot leaves the temple. people who fake to be monks flood in and defraud the believers. A helpless monk Shuangquan decides to resume secular life, adapts to the society and gives up all the commandments. An old friend of his helps him to break all the Buddhist disciplines. They travel to another province to call prostitutes and the hooker that Shuangquan gets happens to be his dream girl when he was a teenager. Police break in at the moment and catch them in bed. After explained that they are acquaintance, police let Shuangquan go but detain the girl as she had a criminal record. The girl quits her job and becomes a salesgirl instead whereas the other. Somehow she leaves for the south as she wants more than he could afford.

 

Shuangquan saves a schoolgirl who is beaten on her way home. She takes him to a church when the second is life out in the church event for his heathen identity.

 

Once again, Shuangquan fails to hold on to a faithful life. This time, he decides to take his chances....

 

寺廟規劃,師傅離開,假僧當道,迷茫的和尚何雙泉選擇還俗,還俗適應社會,戒律一一破掉,舊友幫助帶他入世,酒色皆嘗,異地尋歡,遇小姐爲熟人,被拘後,小姐出來買衣服,和尚開了理發店,一來二去,小姐去找和尚洗頭,暗生情愫,小姐物欲太強,去了南方;後來,和尚爲了謀生最後铤而走險.....

OLD STONE | 老石

Sunday, September 25th, 4:30 p.m., US Navy Memorial

Johnny MA/ CA, CN/ 80 MINS

馬楠/ 加拿大,中国大陆/ 80分钟

A man falls down the stairs, but instead of helping him, bystanders just take photos with their phones. Lao Shi is a taxi driver and he’s fighting for justice in the darkest recesses of Chinese society. The man who pushed him got into his taxi drunk, grabbed the steering wheel and caused an accident. The victim of the crash has been in a coma ever since, and because his family is destitute, Lao is paying the hospital bills. The insurance company refuses to cover the Cost. Now, Lao needs the testimony of his passenger, who refuses to cooperate. The symbolism of the protagonist’s name, which means “old stone”, is clear: in a society of blinkered people only concerned about themselves, the taxi driver’s desire to help makes him seem as if he’s from another era.

 

老石是一個倒黴的出租司機,一天搭載了一個醉漢,不想這個人竟拔走了方向盤,間接導致了一場車禍。老石在尋求保險公司幫助未果的情況下,只能負擔起高昂的醫療費。在越來越走投無路的情況下,老石來到醉漢面前,希望他能爲自己作證。在社會越來越快地邊緣化弱勢群體的過程中,多少人像老石一樣作爲弱者被受害者剝削著,又有誰應該對此負責?

Tuesday, September 20th, 4:30 p.m., E St Cinema

Dax PHELAN/ HK, US/ 80 MINS

Dax PHELAN/ 中国香港,美国/ 80分钟

A year after his wife's murder, once-successful Hong Kong businessman Leonard To (Jason Tobin) is still reeling from the tragedy. Having lost his job, friends and all sense of order in his life, Leonard becomes obsessed with a mysterious stranger he sees at his wife's grave, believing him to be responsible for her death.

 

港商老杜在妻子亡故一年後依然沈溺悲痛無法自拔。在接連失去工作,生活陷入混亂之後,老杜注意到了一個出現在妻子葬禮的陌生人,並認定此人與妻子的去世有關。

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