<i>The Shaft</i> / <i>Dixia de tiankong</i>. 2008. China. Zhang Chi
  • Suspended

    2009. USA. Kimi Takesue. 9 min.

  • The Shaft

    2008. China. Zhang Chi. 98 min.

Thursday, April 2, 2009, 9:00 p.m.

Theater 1 (The Roy and Niuta Titus Theater 1), T1

  • Suspended

    2009. USA. Directed by Kimi Takesue. The world refracted, bisected, multiplied, and made extraordinary. 9 min.

  • The Shaft

    2008. China. Directed by Zhang Chi. Accomplished newcomer Zhang Chi charts the profound changes in a tightly knit family over a critical year in three separate, interrelated, and pitch-perfect stories. Set in a small town in western China, The Shaft's precise and beautiful sense of place is palpable. Ding Baogen, who has worked in the mines all his life, is set to retire. His daughter Jingshui has to make a choice that would separate her from her father and from her brother Jingsheng, who is rebellious, a little star struck, and determined not to live the life of his old man. And although their mother is missing, she is a presence. In its quietly powerful way, Zhang Chi's first theatrical feature is a wiry and calibrated tale of change and hope. 98 min.

In the Film exhibition New Directors/New Films 2009

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