CuC 1 screening Wed 7.3. at Hällä
COMMUNICATION UNIVERSITY OF CHINA.
THE FACULTY OF JOURNALISM AND COMMUNICATION
BEFORE WE PART
Jiawen Han | China | 2017 | Fiction | 36 min
Junping and Tianyun are a loving couple in their 50s. Tianyun is in charge of managing everything in life but his wife, Junping, is like a little girl who’s ignorant of worldly affairs. Until one day, Tianyun was diagnosed with advanced lung cancer, which brought great challenges to their peaceful life. Tianyun decided to give up the treatment and go home, because he wanted the last 3 months in his life to be worthy and to teach his wife everything she needs to survive. But the torture and the pain from cancer made him impatient and irritable. The old couple, facing the test of life and death, is using their own way to say goodbye.
GO GENTLE INTO THAT GOOD NIGHT
Cloud Liu, Even Wu | China | 2017 | Fiction | 22 min
This is a documentary centering on those who are approaching the last chapter of their life. Songtang Hospice, which is jointly funded by Pure Land School of Buddhism and Buddhist Mr. Li Songtang, is just like a time ship heading to life’s final destination. Each room is a cabin. The elderly, who are pushed in and out through the hallway, are the temporary dwellers. Standing face to face with death, they hold various attitudes. From morning to dawn, joy to sorrow, life is the ceremony of decaying. Go Gentle into That Good Night. This film leisurely pictures the mortal life of the elderly, leading us feel the dignity in this hard but warm story.
Dave Zhang | China | 2018 | Fiction | 30 min
Yui was a high school girl in Japan. She worked hard at school and worked in her part time at a cupcake store. She’s an optimistic and normal girl. Her classmate Arai was a tech enthusiast. He was often bullied by other boys. Yui helped him from being bullied and since then, he fell in love with Yui. But this love is too crazy. In a rainy night, Yui found his secret and during that night, Arai deprived her of freedom forever. She was imprisoned in a Elysium built by Arai in a virtual world.