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Life after Life

Director ZHANG Hanyi
Info
  • Hong Kong│
  • 2016│
  • 80min│
  • DCP│
  • color│
  • Feature Film │
  • Fiction

Overview

The village with few people left and houses collapsed. Some died and some ghosts returned. Xiuying´s spirit wandered over a decade and returned to the village by borrowing her son´s body.

Schedule

Code Date Time Theater Info Ticket
268 2016. 04. 30 21:00 Jeonju Cinema Town 7 HEK12
607 2016. 05. 04 10:30 MEGABOX Jeonju(Gaeksa) TM HEK12
709 2016. 05. 05 10:30 Jeonju Cinema Town 7 HEK12

Review

A deserted town in southern China seems desolate. The dead silence of the forest gives no hint of the glorious years. While a defiant boy Leilei wanders around the forest, he is possessed by her dead mother’s spirit. She returns to move a tree planted before her house to other place. Since then, she and her husband tries to find the right place. In this mysterious and beautiful ghost story, the ghost who wants to finish her last mission awakens something the present China has lost. In a mood like Albert Camus’s novels, the film shows allegoric narrative and elegant camera works with long takes and short takes. With this debut film, Zhang proved his talents enough to be called as the future of Chinese cinema. Jia Zhanke joined the production. (JANG Byungwon)

Credit

Director ZHANG Hanyi
Screenplay ZHANG Hanyi
Producer JIA Zhangke, ZHANG Yong
Cinematography CHANG Mang
Editor Matthieu LACLAU
Sound WANG Ti
Cast ZHANG Li,?ZHANG Mingjun

Director

ZHANG Hanyi

Born in 1987, Shaanxi, China. He graduated from The Central Academy of Drama in 2009 and shot his very first film Life After Life in 2013.

Trailer

(Life after Life) DIR. ZHANG Hanyi

The village with few people left and houses collapsed. Some died and some ghosts returned. Xiuying´s spirit wandered over a decade and returned to the village by borrowing her son´s body.