Poet On A Business Trip (A NETPAC Presentation)
(Chinese/ 2015/ 103 mins)
Dir. Ju Anqi
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31st March | 09:00 PM
Stein Auditorium

Synopsis:  Shot nearly a decade prior to its production, the film follows a poet as he sets off on an inhospitable “business trip” through Xinjiang. The physically exhausting tour provides an existential brothel visit, bumps along a bad road, and a glimpse of a disappearing world, as well as sixteen melancholy poems.The only independent film to come out of Xinjiang, providing an unsentimental yet melancholy glimpse of a country in transition and a mirror for the existential irreversibility of time.

Suitable for 18 years and above

  • Cast: Xianbo Hou
  • Screenplay: Ju Anqi
  • Producer: Trench Film Group
  • Cinematograhy: Ju Anqi
  • Music: Li Yuan and Ma Yuanyuan
  • Awards: Jeonju Film Festival 2015, winner of the Grand Prize, International Competition Rotterdam International Film Festival 2015, winner of the NETPAC Award, for Best Asian Film.
  • Festivals: Jeonju Film Festival 2015 | Rotterdam International Film Festival 2015 | Singapore International Film Festival, 2015

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


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