Destiny
(Chinese/ Mandarin/ 2016/ 98 mins)
Dir. Zhang Wei
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1st April | 06:30 PM
Stein Auditorium

Synopsis: Autism is a condition not well understood by many in China. Destiny tells the story of 9-year-old Xi He ,who although has been diagnosed as autistic, attends a “normal” school at the continuous insistence of his mother. Despite the growing fear of his classmates and their parents over his condition and his occasional outbursts, and the insistence of the parents that the school administrators expel Xi He and send him to a special education institute, still his mother refuses and for the 4th time he is allowed to remain and study with his classmates… until things go too far. Eventually we learn why she insists that Xi He should be brought up as a normal child as much as possible and we witness the power of a mother’s love in full force in this thought-provoking and touching film.

Suitable for 18 years and above

  • Cast: Liang Jingke, Feng Jun, Zhao Ju, Wang Rui, Zhu Huaixu and Huang Jingyi
  • Screenplay: Li Dan, Lele, Yang Haibo, Duan Tiantian, Wang Mancheng, Chen Jianzhong, Zhao Xu and Xue Mei
  • Production: Shen Zhen Hua Hao Film & Media Co., Ltd.
  • Cinematograhy: Yang Wei
  • Editing: Manuel De Sousa and Wu Yixiang
  • Sound: Zhen Hongmin and Gu Changning
  • Music: Liu Tao
  • Festivals: Montreal Film Festival | International Film Festival, Goa | Bangalore International Film Festival

Entry Free: Passes available at the Programmes desk, Habitat World, IHC

 

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