Old Stone

Old Stone

When a drunken passenger causes driver Lao Shi (Chen Gang) to swerve and hit a motorcyclist, he stops to help the injured man.  As no police or ambulance arrive, he drives the victim to the hospital, checks him in and finds himself liable for the man’s medical bills.  The repercussions of Shi’s selfless act expose […]

When Night Falls

Inspired by the notorious case of a young man’s 2008 murder of six Shanghai police officers, the remarkable new film from independent Chinese auteur Ying Liang focuses on the killer’s mother, as she both struggles to comprehend her son’s heinous act and is persecuted by a state that willfully ignores its own laws. Winner of the Best Director and Actress awards at the Locarno Film Festival. [Synopsis courtesy of TIFF]