So Close to Paradise
aka Biandan, guniang First screened in May 2020
Director: Wang Xiaoshuai. Cast: Shi Yu, Guo Tao, Wang Tong, Wu Tao. Screenplay: Wang Xiaoshuai and Pang Ming. Twitter Capsule:
Artfully compressed neo-noir resonates also as era-specific comment on Chinese urbanization and global flows.
Isn't as exciting in style or scope as recent, similar neo-noirs by Diao Yinan, Vivian Wu, and others, but images impress, and it was a bold, risky project.