An Elephant Sitting Still
HU Bo | 胡波
China | 234 minutes | 2018 | Fiction | Mandarin Chinese | English Subtitles
中国 | 234 分钟 | 2018 | 虚构 | 普通话 | 英文字幕
Berlin International Film Festival 2018 – FIPRESCI Prize, International Forum of New Cinema
2018 柏林国际电影节 – 影评人费比西奖（论坛单元）
Taipei Golden Horse Film Festival 2018 – Best Feature Film, Best Adapted Screenplay
2018 台北金马影展 – 最佳剧情片、最佳改编剧本
2:00 – 6:00 PM, SUN, JAN 27
Innis Town Hall
At a small town in northern China – YU Cheng sees his friend jump to death. High school student WEI Bu pushes YU’s brother down a staircase. HUANG Ling, WEI’s classmate, falls for the charms of a school official. WANG Jin, who helps WEI on his escape, is being pressured by his family to move to a senior home. In one day and on this very same day, they come to know that there is an elephant sitting still in the far north city of Manzhouli, and their lives become intertwined.
Born in 1988 in China, writer and director Hu Bo graduated from Beijing Film Academy in 2014 with a B.F.A. degree in directing. His short film Distant Father (2014) won Best Director at Golden Koala Chinese Film Festival, and Night Runner (2014) was selected by Taipei Golden Horse Film Academy. His debut feature An Elephant Sitting Still, which was then still in progress, was selected by the FIRST International Film Festival Financing Forum in 2016. In the following year, Hu Bo participated in FIRST Training Camp under the supervision of Béla Tarr, where he completed the short film Man in the Well. He has also written two novels Huge Crack and Bullfrog, both published in 2017.
Hu Bo took his own life soon after finishing An Elephant Sitting Still.
- Director 导演：HU Bo 胡波
- Principal Cast 主演：ZHANG Yu 章宇、 PENG Yuchang 彭昱畅、WANG Yuwen 王玉雯、LI Congxi 李从喜
- Screenplay 编剧：HU Bo 胡波
- Cinematographer 摄影：FAN Chao 范超
- Editor 剪辑：HU Bo 胡波
- Production Designer 美术指导: XIE Lijia
- Sound 音效：REN Yiming
- Music 音乐：Hua Lun 花伦