PengfeiYing Ze, Ye Bule, Ye Men
2017 / Putonghua / 102 minutes / DCP / Color
A city woman returns to her Dai home village to find her left-behind daughter grown cold and rebellious. Their estranged relationship surges with compassion when the daughter’s best friend falls mysteriously ill and dies. Beautiful, luminous and lyrically resonant, Pengfei’s second feature contemplates the hybrid culture and values emerging from minority communities, where tradition and modernity collide. Like an enchanting dance performed inside a cave, it’s rigorously unsentimental yet bright with life at its heart.