November 27, 2013
(NY; limited: Dec. 6)
Director: Chen Kaige
MPAA Rating: N/A
Screenwriters: Chen Kaige, Danian Tang
Starring: Yuanyuan Gao, Chen Yao, Mark Chao, Hong Chen, Xueqi Wang
This contemporary ensemble drama centers around the story of a young woman, who after learning of a terminal illness, is caught on video mistreating an elderly bus passenger. She quickly becomes the victim of a massive viral internet campaign, with her life, and the lives of everyone around her, slipping into chaos and media scrutiny. A social commentary about the ‘sound bite’ society we are becoming, it is a moving tale of the effects media and technology have on the truth, and the damage quick judgments can cause.