Wednesday, November 29, 2006

Betelnut by Yang Heng

A new Chinese director to follow...
Betelnut by Yang Heng - first feature film - won the New Currents Prize at the Festival 3 Continents and previously also the New Currents Award at the Pusan International Film Festival, it was also screened at the Vancouver International Film Festival.

synopsis :
Ali and Xiao Yu are two friends who try to keep the boredom of a small town at bay by stealing motorcycles, hanging in bars and swimming. They each meet a young woman whom they try and seduce. Their achievements can never be for good.

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