Programme 2018

An Elephant Sitting Still (Da Xiang Xi Di Er Zuo)

Director: Hu Bo


Section: International Competition

Country: China | Year: 2018

Language(s): Mandarin | Time: 234 mins


The story links together the lives of a number of protagonists, narrating the course of one single, tension-filled day from dawn to dusk, and along the way, painting a portrait of a society marked by selfishness.

Director's Bio

HU Bo was a Chinese novelist and director. He graduated from the Beijing Film Academy in 2014 with a B.F.A. in direction. His debut feature, An Elephant Sitting Still, was selected by the FIRST International Film Festival Financing Forum in 2016. He wrote two novels - Huge Crack and Bullfrog, both published in 2017. He committed suicide after finishing An Elephant Sitting Still.

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