The First Pingyao Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon International Film Festival will open with Feng Xiao Gang’s YOUTH in a selection that includes an extensive Jean-Pierre Melville retrospective and the World premiere of Ma Liwen’s A TEST OF LOVE ADVENTURE.amongst its tempting programme from 18 countries setting out the vision of becoming a boutique festival with ambitious aspirations.There will be two special screenings during the festival. One is omnibus film WHERE HAS TIME GONE, the first film collaboration by BRICS countries. Jia Zhang-ke is the director of the Chinese portion and the movie was filmed entirely in the ancient city of Pingyao. The other special screening will be Li Chen’s SKY HUNTER, which stars PYIFF ambassador Fan Bingbing.The CROUCHING TIGER section showcases discovering debut or second films of outstanding new directors across the world. The HIDDEN DRAGONS section is a platform for filmmakers of genre movies. The ‘Best of Fest’ and ‘Galas’ sections of the festival selects award-winning films from major film festivals around the world.
THE RIDER (USA) by Chloé Zhao | PETIT PAYSAN/BLOODY MILK France) by Hubert Charuel | LA EDUCACION DEL REY/REY’S EDUCATION (Argentina) BY Santiago Esteves | A FABRICA DE NADA/The Nothing Factory(Portugal) by Pedro Pinho | SULEIMAN MOUNTAIN/ (Kyrgyzstan/Russia) by Elisaveta Shishova | FROM WHERE WE’VE FALLEN/ (China) Directed by Wang Fei Fei | LIFE GUIDANCE/(Austria)Directed by Ruth Mader
THE ENDLESS (USA) by Aaron Moorhead / Justin Benson | RANGOON (India) by Vishal Bhardwaj | L’ORA LEGALE (Italy) by Ficarra / Picone | ASH (China)Directed by Xiaofeng Li | AMMORE E MALVITA /Love and Bullets (Italy) by Antonio Manetti / Marco Manetti | SKYGGNES VAL / Valley of Shadows (Norway) by Jonas Matzow Gulbrandsen
WHERE HAS TIME GONE (China) Directors: Walter SALLES, Alexey FEDORCHENKO, Madhur BHANDARKAR, Jahmil X.T. QUEBEKA, JIA Zhang-ke (The First BRICS Co-Production) | ANGELS WEAR WHITE (China)Directed by Vivian Qu | SKY HUNTER (China)Directed by Li ChenBest of Fest | SUMMER 1993 (Spain)Directed by Carla Simón
SASHSHI DEDA/ Scary Mother (Georgia) Directed by Ana Urushadze | BANGZI MELODY (China)Directed by Zheng Da Sheng | A GENTLE NIGHT (China)Directed by Qiu Yang | THE SQUARE (Sweden/France)Directed by Ruben Östlund | THE BRAWLER- Mukkabaaz (India)Directed by Anurag Kashyap | SHUTTLE LIFE (Malaysia)Directed by Seng Kiat Tan
Pingyao Corner: Opening Film – DEPIS (China) Directed by Hu Yichuan
PINGYAO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL | YEAR ZERO | 28 OCTOBER – 4 NOVEMBER 2017