Liang MingLv Xingchen, Wu Xiaoliang, Wang Jiajia
China / 2019 / Putonghua / 104 minutes / Color
In an icy northern town, Gu Xi shares a close relationship with her halfbrother, Gu Liang. About to become unemployed, and feeling threatened by the arrival of Gu Liang’s new girlfriend, Gu Xi tries desperately to hold onto her way of life. A fascinating hybrid of genres – a ménage-a-trois romance, crime thriller, and neorealist social drama – anchored by intriguing and finely-observed characters, the directorial debut from actor Liang Ming is a sublime coming-of-age tale, made with confidence and maturity.