SAT 24 SEP | 1:00pm / Singapore Premiere 新加坡首映
CHINA 中国 2015
Mandarin with English Subtitles 华语对白附英文字幕
Director: Zhou Hongbo 导演：周洪波
A young filmmaker returns to China after his brother dies in a fire back home. He travels from the bustling metropolis of Shanghai to a remote monastery on the snowy Tian-Mu Mountain, where he reunites with his mother. His encounters with different people in the monastery become a subtle, intimate and mysterious study on the human condition.
Depicting the revival of life through the metaphor of the winter cicada, this film paints a poignant portrait of family, loss and guilt along with the steady beat of Buddhist chants.
Director’s Bio 关于导演
Zhou Hongbo graduated from the Beijing Film Academy with a master’s degree in 1999. His graduation film, A Fish Who Wants To Fly, was selected for the 53rd Cannes Film Festival, Cinéfondation category. Since then, Zhou has made several features and documentaries. They were screened at various international film festivals. Winter Cicadas is his second feature film. His works focus on the transitions of Chinese urbanisation, exploring not only the physical but also the spiritual change of contemporary China and her people.