Underground Fragrance
First screened in October 2015
Director: Pengfei. Cast: Ying Ze, Luo Wenjie, Zhao Fuyu, Li Xiaohui, Lin Xiaochu. Screenplay: Pengfei and Isabelle Mayor.

Twitter Capsule: No points for sniffing out a Tsai Ming-Liang protégé, but this tale of ephemeral encounter has its own voice.

VOR:   Pengfei will need to detach even more fully from his stylistic inspirations, but this film already has an unusual feel for spaces and how they create eccentric communities.

Photo © 2015 House on Fire/Mishka Productions

Not yet reviewed in full. Grade: B

Chicago International Film Festival: Gold Hugo (New Directors Competition)

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