Director & Writer: Yang Chao Cast: Qin Hao, Xin Zhilei Producer: Wang Yu, Yang Jing, Ha Bo

A Berlinale Silver Bear winner from master cinematographer Mark Lee Ping-Bing (In the Mood for Love, The Assassin), this mysterious, sublime and elegiac odyssey blends breathtaking images of the river that has nurtured Chinese civilization with fantasy, poetry and history to create a complex universe. From the spinning Shanghai metropolis to snow-capped Tibet mountains, Gao Chun steers a cargo up the Yangtze and comes across a reversely aging woman named An Lu at every port recorded in a poetry book. He wonders whether she is supernatural or he is traveling back in time. After passing a pagoda that reverberates Buddha’s voice, a flooded town reappeared elsewhere and the grandiose Three Gorges Dam, he finally arrives at the start of the river and unveils the secret of his past and An Lu.

A daring mix of realism and lyrical fantasy... Rarely has China’s explosive economic growth been captured with such grace and with such a heavy heart.
— CineVue

Official Selection

AFT Fest

Chicago International Film Festival

Vancouver International Film Festival


Silver Bear, Berlin International Film Festival

Best Cinematography, Taiwan Golden Horse Film Awards

Best Sound, Asian Film Awards



Bonus Features: Trailer | Short Film MESSENGER’S FOUR CHAPTERS | Essay from Film Scholar Bart Testa

精彩花絮:预告片 | 短片《信使四章》| 电影学者Bart Testa撰文

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Strongly affecting landscapes that seem to leap out of Chinese paintings.
— Hollywood Reporter
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A brilliant, elegiac film..Leaves audience breathless.
— Huffington Post


11/05/2016 Vancouver, Canada Cineplex Silvercity Riverport Cinemas

11/04/2016 Toronto, Canada Cineplex Cinemas Markham and VIP

11/04/2016 Toronto, Canada York University

11/04/2016 Toronto, Canada Toronto Public Library

10/28/2016 New York, NY Regal E-Walk

10/27/2016 New York, NY Columbia University

10/24, 26/2016 Chicago, IL Chicago International Film Festival

10/3/2016, 10/11/2016 Vancouver, Canada Vancouver International Film Festival

9/21/2016 Halifax, Canada Atlantic Film Festival

9/16/2016 Montreal, Québec, Canada, Canada China International Film Festival

10/29/2019 Boulder, CO International Film Series UCB

8/1-4/2019, Albuquerque, NM The Guild Cinema

7/17, 22/2018 Maine, MA Maine International Film Festival

6/2/2018 Ann Arbor, MI Cinetopia

10/7/2017 Toronto, Canada Innis Town Hall

11/18/2016 Los Angeles, CA Regal Edwards University Town Center, Alhambra

11/16/2016 Washington D.C. Landmark E Street Cinema

11/13/2016, 11/15/2016 Los Angeles, CA AFI Fest

11/11/2016 San Francisco, CA Four Star Theatre

11/08/2016 Seattle, WA Regal Meridian

11/07/2016 Vancouver, Canada University of British Columbia

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