Crossing the Mountain

2010-03-15 11:38:41        HKIFF

Director:Yang Hui

Cast:Chen Qiang, Xiao Yonghua

Year:2009

Colour:Colour

Language:Wa Dialect

Duration:90 mins

Enigmatic yet poetic, opaque yet full of symbolisms-Crossing the Mountain is the extremely mature debut for Yang Rui. A rare ethnographic portrait of the people of Wa, who live in teh south west mountains near the Burmese border, the film follows some passionate youths as they grapple with tradition and their future. Significantly, "crossing the mountain" is a practice that is both literal and figurative as the shifting nature of relationships unfolds. But the magnificent shots of nature do nothing to hide the lurking, sinster remnants of war.

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