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Film Screening: The Next Life & A Second Child
The Chinese Independent Film Network UK (CIFN-UK) hosts its first tour this autumn, in which it presents Earth in Crisis a series of Chinese eco-documentary film which explore and foreground the growing ecological emergency facing our planet.
The Next Life, 2011 (dir. Fan Jian) follows a working-class couple lost their only
child in the 2008 Sichuan Earthquake. When the earthquake hit, Zhu, the
father, tried to rescue his beloved daughter from the rubble but failed,
plunging the couple’s happy life into darkness and uncertainty. The sequel, a
short entitled A Second Child, 2019 records how the same couple struggle to
recover from the painful past.
2 hours 45 minutes including interval and post show Q&A with the filmmaker.
This film screening is generously supported by the Nottingham Confucius Institute.