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2 Episodes

Two rising-star Chinese filmmakers explore themes of identity and connection to one’s roots in these dreamy, hypnotic road movies. Winner of a special jury prize at Cannes, Wei Shujun’s ON THE BORDER is a moody, poetic immersion into the world of a young man drifting through the margins of a desolate town as he searches for his father. Things get even more hallucinatory in Bi Gan’s mesmerizing debut feature, KAILI BLUES, a time- and space-collapsing journey through rural China built around an astonishing forty-one-minute tracking shot.

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  • On the Border

    Episode 1

    Directed by Wei Shujun • 2018 • China

    A young man of Korean descent living in China dreams of leaving his remote village and starting a new life in South Korea—but first he must track down his elusive father.

  • Kaili Blues

    Episode 2

    Directed by Bi Gan • 2015 • China
    Starring Chen Yongzhong, Guo Yue

    With his dazzling 2015 debut feature KAILI BLUES, filmmaker, poet, and photographer Bi Gan established himself as one of the most exciting new voices in world cinema, earning comparisons to Andrei Tarkovsky and Apichatpong We...