Asia/Canada: Film Screening -Cancelled

Asia/Canada: Film Screening -Cancelled

SOLD OUT! In partnership with In Asian Pop-Up Cinema · In French/Mandarin with English subtitles

Monday, March 16 at 6:30 p.m.
54 W. Chicago Avenue

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Un printemps d’ailleurs / A Touch of Spring (Canada, 87 min.) 

Post-screening discussion with director Xiaodan He. Moderated by Sophia Wong Boccio, from Asian Pop-Up Cinema.

Li Fang is a Chinese immigrant who has been living in Montreal for over 10 years. Her infertility and her separation from her Québécois husband, Eric, have pushed her to the brink of despair. Escaping Montreal, Li Fang visits her grandfather in Dazu, her birthplace in south China. The support and inspiration provided by her family and an old lover helps her break the impasse in her life.

“It's a story that begins at the end —​ in the bleakest part of a Montreal winter and in the mess and the suffering of a broken marriage. But Xiaodan He's film A Touch of Spring is really about new beginnings, both for the main character and for the filmmaker herself, whose first feature film has launched her career to new heights.”

Ainslie MacLellan · CBC News 

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Un printemps d’ailleurs / A Touch of Spring (Canada, 87 min.) 

Projection suivie d’une discussion avec la réalisatrice Xiaodan He, modérée par Sophia Wong Boccio du Asian Pop Up Cinema

Frustrée de ne pas pouvoir avoir d’enfant, une immigrante chinoise de Montréal (Wensi Yan) quitte son mari (Émile Proulx-Cloutier) afin de retourner chez son grand-père (Kefa Cui) à Dazu, au sud de la Chine. Délicat portrait de femme déchirée entre sa culture d’adoption et celle de son pays natal, ce premier long métrage prometteur de la réalisatrice sino-québécoise Xiaodan He propose une réflexion douce-amère sur la condition féminine, sur la maternité et sur le poids des traditions. 

Manon Dumais · Le Devoir.

This film is part of the official selection of APUC’s Season 10. More info:

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