Spotlight on ChinaHuang Huang
In a remote part of inland China, one of the most prestigious martial arts schools in the nation prides itself on its rigorous curriculum steeped in unwavering traditionalism. Newly-minted teacher Lu Youhong (Noah Jin) lands his first job at the academy with the dream of making a real difference in the lives of his pupils. He encounters his first problem student: a shy, introverted pupil named Zhang Cuishan (Yunxiao Hou), who is always trying to run away due to frequent bullying from his peers. In an institution that values brute strength and skill, is there a place for thoughtfulness and intellect? Can both teacher and student learn to conform to such traditional standards, or can they imagine another future for themselves and for the school?
A light-hearted DEAD POET’S SOCIETY with a kung fu spin, this funny, touching commentary on traditional schooling earned director Huang Huang the Spirit of Asia Award at the 31st Tokyo International Film Festival. “Featuring endearing actors with endearing performances and some genuine moments of humor, WUSHU ORPHAN is a strong debut from fresh talent Huang Huang” (ASIAN MOVIE PULSE).
|Friday 8||18:15 - 20:21||Regal Dole Cannery 14|
|Sunday 10||12:30 - 14:36||Regal Dole Cannery 13|
|Cast||Noah Jin and Yunxiao Hou.|
|Production designer||Xun Meng.|
|Prize||The Spirit of Asia Award|