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dir. Zhang Ming
2018 | China | Drama | In Mandarin with English Subtitles | 110 mins | 

In Competition, Cannes Film Festival Directors’ Fortnight.

Best Film Nominee at International Film Festival & Awards Macao.

Film of Merit at Shanghai Film Critics Award.

WANG Zhun, a film director living in Shanghai, travels to the deep mountains of southwest China seeking the inspiration for his film in the traditional song of mourning The Tale of Darkness. He is accompanied by DING Hongmin, the savvy producer; BAI, a handsome young actor just beginning his career; and DU Chun, the videographer and an admirer of WANG Zhun. Over time, the crew, even though they are led by the knowledgeable local guide LUO, not only get lost in the distant mountains, but they also encounter difficulties with their lodging and transportation.

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The Contemporary Asian Cinema Series” (CAC) is a new cinematic initiative by Singapore Film Society and Filmgarde Cineplexes to celebrate Asian films in all its diversity and to present critically acclaimed works from emerging and established film directors from the region.

Starting from July 2019, CAC is a fixed monthly programme that bridges the professional film industry with filmgoers and aficionados through thoughtfully curated film screenings paired with educational and audience engagement elements, such as talks by film critics and programmers, as well as post-screening discussions with the filmmakers and cast,  with the aim of building film interest and literacy. 


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