Jiang JiachenDing Xinhe, Yu Hai, Da Bing
2017 / Putonghua / 102 minutes / DCP / Color
A rousing dog-and-man comedy set in Shenyang in northeastern China, where people argue continuously. An MA student loses his professor’s dog and must enlist his father’s help to retrieve it, lest his prospective tutorship vanish. Full of humorous and lively conversations, the film captures the rhythms of real life, in which absurdity is part of living. Emerging director Jiang Jiachen delivers a biting satire on every conceivable illness in modern society, along with an endearing father-and-son relationship.