Saturday Fiction

Lou Ye

China 127 min Catalan premiere Fiction


In winter 1941, a famous actress Jean Yu returns to her hometown to take up a role in a play. Her true purpose, however, is to carry out a mission for the allied forces and to gain leverage on Japanese intelligence surrounding a planned assault on the Americans. She exposes the upcoming assault on Pearl Harbour but, amidst setbacks and turnarounds, cannot send them out in time. Thus the Pacific War escalates.

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Asian CinemaHistory


Lou Ye

He studied Animation at the Shanghai School of Fine Arts and graduated in Film Directing from the Beijing Film Academy. In 1993, he directs the feature film Weekend Lover, banned for two years in China. He won the Tiger Award in Rotterdam with Suzhou River, a film now restored from the original 16 mm negative. His following works have been selected and awarded at the main international festivals, and with Blind Massage he won a Silver Bear in Berlin.

Filmography: Saturday Fiction (2019, D'A 2020), The Shadow Play (2018), Blind Massage (2014), Mystery (2012), Love and Bruises (2011), Spring Fever (2009), Summer Palace (2006), Purple Butterfly (2003), Suzhou River (2000, D'A 2023), Weekend Lover (1993)

Lou Ye

Film information

Original Title: Lan Xin Da Ju Yuan
Director: Lou Ye
Script: Yingli Ma
Contact: Wildbunch
With: Gong Li, Mark Chao, Odajiri Joe, Pascal Greggory, Thomas Wlaschiha, Huang Xiangli, Wang Chuanjun
Country: China
Year: 2019
Format: DCP
Length: 127 min
Language: Mandarin, English, French
Subtitles: English, Spanish, Catalan
Edition: 2020


Best direction and best artistic direction in Gijón.


Saturday Fiction