Chinese Visual Festival

UK Premiere: Love Poem + intro

A tightly scripted award-winner about an everyday family excursion that descends into existential hell.

Image from UK Premiere: Love Poem + intro

Hong Kong-China 2020
Dir Wang Xiaozhen
With Wang Xiaozhen, Zhou Qing, Wang Dixuan, Fan Bingrui
114min
Digital
Mandarin with English subtitles

This multiple award-winning and highly original feature was the big winner at FIRST International Film Festival in China. It’s a deceptively simple tale of domestic conflict – following a young couple and their baby as they leave the city to pay a visit to their sick grandfather in the countryside. With Wang Xiaozhen himself playing the husband, the drama plays out in the increasingly suffocating atmosphere of the car, and the sharply-scripted film soon takes an unexpected turn.

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