Old Stone (Lao shi)
Canada’s Top Ten Film Fest
Canada /China 2016, 80 min, Dir: Johnny Ma
Mandarin with English subtitles
Screenings:
  • Sunday January 22, 2017 at 7:00PM

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Old Stone begins as a carefully observed social-realist drama and turns into a furious, bloody noir. For taxi driver Lao Shi, every day of work is a fight for his family’s basic economic survival. One day, he accidentally hits a motorcyclist and when he drives the injured man to the hospital himself, he is plunged into a bureaucratic nightmare and faced with financial ruin. (Steve Gravestock, TIFF)

Screens with Canada Top Ten short film Mariner - (20 min) – Dir: Thyrone Tommy.

FILM ARTICLE: “Kindness may not pay, but in China it can be prohibitively expensive.” – Indiewire

FILM ARTICLE: “A small-town cabbie's descent into madness and crime after having his savings sucked dry in the aftermath of a traffic accident.” – Hollywood Reporter


This screening is part of the larger thematic series:
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