Red Beads

Film

Time Out says

He Yi (aka He Jianjun) raised money privately to make this underground feature without official approval, and the film fully reflects the resulting freedom from constraints. A pallid guy waiting for his date in a noisy restaurant daydreams a situation in which he works as a lonely orderly in a mental hospital. He grows obsessed with the young woman patient who is already dreaming of red beads and gradually enters her delusions - if that's what they are. Hard to say if this is jet-black comedy or expressionist nightmare. Either way, it's an amazingly provocative vision by Chinese standards. It's also highly atmospheric, persuasively felt and eerily erotic.

Details

Release details

Duration:
90 mins

Cast and crew

Director:
He Yi
Screenwriter:
Liu Xiaojing, Yiu Ni
Cast:
Liu Jiang
Shi Ke