Kaili Blues


The Main 3 Fri, Apr 8, 2016 9:35 PM
The Main 5 Wed, Apr 13, 2016 9:15 PM
The Main 1 Tue, Apr 26, 2016 9:10 PM
Ticket Prices
General Public:$13.00
Child (12 & Under):$7.00
Film Info
Original Title:Lubian yecai
Premiere Status:Regional Premiere
Programs:- Asian Frontiers
- Best of Fest
Asian Interest
Road Movie
Release Year:2015
Runtime:110 min
Festivals & Awards:Best New Director - Golden Horse Film Festival
Best Emerging Director - Locarno International Film Festival
Best First Feature Special Mention - Locarno International Film Festival
Language:Chinese (Mandarin)
(with English subtitles)
Print Source:China Film International
Director:Bi Gan
Producer:Wang Zijian
Shan Zoulong
Li Zhaoyu
Cinematographer:Wang Tianxing
Screenwriter:Bi Gan
Editor:Qin Yanan
Composer:Lim Giong
Principal Cast:Chen Yongzhong
Zhao Daqing
Luo Feiyang
Xie Lixun
Zeng Shuai
Qin Guangqian
Yu Shixue
Guo Yue
Liu Linyang
Yang Zuohua
Filmography:Debut Feature


Chen Sheng is an ex-con who was recently released from jail and has set up a low-key medical practice in the town of Kaili, in southwestern China. Chen spends his time lamenting the loss of his wife, who died while he was in jail, and lending a little paternal care to his nephew Weiwei. When Weiwei disappears, Chen sets off to find him, which quietly erases the line between the past, present and future. Poet-turned-director Bi Gan transforms his lyricism from page to screen in a debut feature that won Best Emerging Director at the Locarno Film Festival.


"Dreamy, poetry-filled and prone to veering off on tangents, the picture teases viewers with such self-assurance it's difficult to believe the twentysomething director is a first-timer." - Hollywood Reporter

Director Bio

bi gan, mspiffBi Gan, a Chinese young director and poet, was born in Kaili, Guizhou in 1989.

In 2013 the film, Diamond Sutra, received the Special Mention Award in the Asian New Force Category of the 19th IFVA Festival (the Incubator for Film and Visual media in Asia), Hong Kong.

Kaili Blues is his first narrative feature film. Currently Bi Gan is preparing his second feature film, The Last Night on Earth.