WALKING PAST THE FUTURE

Florida Premiere

DIRECTED BY Li Ruijun

Country: China
Language: Chinese, Mandarin
Subtitles: English
Original Title: Lu Kuo Wei Lai 

Running Time: 128min
Film Year: 2017
Category: Cinema & China

Following the fate of a family of migrant workers seeking a place to call home in modern China, this heartrending new film from writer-director Li Ruijun (River Road) incisively examines urgent social concerns through the lens of a handful of elegantly drawn characters.

It’s been over 20 years since the Yangs left their impoverished hometown of Gansu in search of employment in faraway Shenzhen. But opportunities there have evaporated and the Yangs return to Gansu—only to discover that the land they once owned no longer belongs to them. Their daughter Yaoting, meanwhile, stays in Shenzhen, where she assembles motherboards in a factory while finding consolation in social media. Both generations struggle to envision a brighter future—but they come to realize that, no matter what, they will always find strength in each other.

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credits

Director: Li Ruijun
Producer: Lin Jin, Zhang Min
Screenwriter: Li Ruijun
Executive Producer: Nathan Yang, Bill Kong, Ryuhei Chiba, Ivy Ho, Yang Zishan, Zhang Min
Production Company: Beijing QiTai Ocean Culture& Media Co., Ltd.,

Music: Peyman Yazidanian
Cinematographer: Wang Weihua
Editor: Li Ruijun

Cast: YANG Zishan, YIN Fang

Li Ruijun

Li Ruijun is a Chinese filmmaker. He is a graduate of the China National Ministry of Radio, Film and Television. His films include The Old Donkey (10), Fly With the Crane (12) and River Road (14). Walking Past the Future (17) screened in the Un Certain Regard competition at Cannes.

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