2012. China. Zhang Yuan. 96 min.
New York premiere
Friday, January 11, 2013, 8:00 p.m.
Theater 1 (The Roy and Niuta Titus Theater 1), T1
2012. China. Directed by Zhang Yuan. With Duan Bowen, Lu Yulai, Shi Shi. “Every day people disappear in this city. If I disappeared, would anyone come looking for me?” So muses San Bao, a young man left behind by Beijing’s new prosperity. He has lost his job, his apartment, and the woman he loves, and even his dog, Happiness, has run away. Heavenly losers are the only heroes in Zhang’s gorgeously gritty, droll, and angst-ridden portrait of youthful disaffection and perseverance in the face of heartbreak and ruthless inequality. In Mandarin; English subtitles. 96 min.