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Getting Home

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GLOBAL LENS 2009

GETTING HOME
Zhang Yang, China, 2007

I AM FROM TITOV VELES
Teona Strugar Mitevska, Macedonia, 2007

MUTUM (EDU)
Sandra Kogut, Brazil, 2007

MY TIME WILL COME
Víctor Arregui, Ecuador, 2008

THE PHOTOGRAPH
Nan Triveni Achnas, Indonesia, 2007

POSSIBLE LIVES Sandra Gugliotta, Argentina,2006

SLEEPWALKING LAND
Teresa Prata, Mozambique, 2007

SONG FROM THE SOUTHERN SEAS
Marat Sarulu, Kazakhstan, 2008

THOSE THREE (EDU)
Naghi Nemati, Iran, 2007

WHAT A WONDERFUL WORLD (EDU)
Faouzi Bensaïdi, Morocco, 2006

 
 

Getting Home (Luo Ye Gui Gen)
A film by Zhang Yang

Mandarin, with subtitles in English
China, 2007 (101 minutes)

Synopsis
In this soulful and humane comedy, Zhao, a middle–aged construction worker, struggles to fulfill a dying co–worker's last wish to be buried in China's Three Gorges region. Setting out with his colleague's body in tow, Zhao travels hundreds of miles across extraordinary countryside, encountering a number of colorful adventures and characters — and even discovering love in some unlikely quarters. Director Zhang Yang's humorous and moving tale of friendship offers a powerful, and sometimes slapstick, commentary on the value of community and human connectivity in modern China.

About the Director
Zhang Yang was born in Beijing, China in 1967. In 1992, he graduated from the Central Theatre Academy. He then directed a theatrical production of Kiss of the Spider Woman and went on to direct over twenty underground music videos. His first feature film, Spicy Love Soup, swept the domestic Chinese awards and his second feature, Shower, won the FIPRESCI prize at the Toronto International Film Festival. Getting Home is his fifth feature film.

Principal Cast

 

Zhao
Liu Quanyou
Scavenger Woman
Bus Robber

Zhao Benshan
Hong Qiwen
Song Dandan
Guo Degang

Crew

 

Director
Writer
Producers
Cinematographers
Editor
Sound
Music

 

Zhang Yang
Zhang Yang, Wang Yao
Harvey Wong, Liu Qiang, Er Yong, Stanley Tong, Zhang Yang
Yu Lik Wai, Lai Yiu Fai
Yang Hong Yu
Wang Dan Rong
Dou Peng

 
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