AN ELEPHANT SITTING STILL

AN ELEPHANT SITTING STILL

To protect his friend, 16-year-old Wei Bu pushes the school bully down the staircase and escapes the scene after the bully becomes hospitalized with his life hanging by a thread. Wei’s neighbor, the 60-year-old Wang Jin, is estranged from his family and decides to join him. Huang Ling, Wei’s classmate, is bedeviled by an affair with the school official. Together, the desperate three decide to flee as the wounded bully’s hooligan brother, the school authorities and the parents all go on a cold-blooded hunt for Wei across town.

Best First Feature Award - Special Mention and FIPRESCI Award - Forum in Berlin | Golden Horse Award for the Best Film, Best Adaptded Screenplay and Audience Choice Award at the Golden Horse Film Award | Audience Choice Award in Hong Kong
Catalan premiere
Eligible for: Premi del públic

Hu Bo

Hu Bo

(China, 1988) He studied Cinema at the University of Cinema of Beijing. He also wrote two novels (Huge Crack and Bullfrog). With An Elephant Sitting Still he won a special mention as the Best First Feature and the FIPRESCI prize in Berlin 2018. Hu Bo committed suicide at the age of 29 after finishing the postproduction of An Elephant Sitting Still.

FILMOGRAPHY

An Elephant Sitting Still (2017), Distant Father (curt, 2014), Night Runner (curt, 2014)

17 FOIS CÉCILE CASSARD

Christophe Honoré

First film by Christophe Honoré, in which he incorporates all his cinephile fetishes, long dreamed.

ALICE T.

Radu Muntean

One of the most outstanding directors of the new wave of Romanian cinema films here an intense moral drama that explores the affective shock between a mother and her adopted daughter.

ASAKO I & II

Ryûsuke Hamaguchi

The winner of the public prize at D'A 2016 released his latest film at the official section of Cannes with this story of youthful love that is becoming increasingly obscure and disturbing.