Mdff Presents Kaili Blues

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Please join us on January 5th for the Toronto Premiere of KAILI BLUES! The MDFF PRESENTS series is programmed by a group of local filmmakers and writers dedicated to discovering and championing new cinematic voices. Tickets are $8 in advance or $10 at the door.

"A tour de force. The most elusive and the most memorable new movie that I’ve seen in quite some time…. manages to evoke Resnais, Tarkovsky, Hou Hsiao-hsien." — J. Hoberman, New York Review of Books

"Enthralling. Like Kafka by way of Apichatpong Weerasethakul." — Michael Nordine, Village Voice

"Absolutely extraordinary. Blessed with a magic and mystery that is utterly unique.” — Jonathan Demme

Bi Gan’s mesmerizing, stunningly photographed directorial debut—which has collected prizes at the Locarno Film Festival and Taiwan’s Golden Horse Awards—is an audacious work that announces a major new filmmaking talent. In a small clinic in the rain-drenched city of Kaili, two preoccupied doctors live ghost-like lives. One of them, Chen, decides to fulfill his late mother’s wish and sets off on a train journey to look for his brother’s abandoned child. His partner in the clinic, a lonely old lady, asks Chen to find her old lover, and give him an old photograph, a shirt and a music cassette. On the way, Chen passes a mysterious town where past, present and future appears to slip away.


Projection format: DCP
Year: 2015
Language: Mandarin (with English subtitles)
Running time: 113 mins


Sponsoring Partner: Working Title
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