LUO YE GUI GEN (Getting Home)
Zhao (well-known mainland China stage comedian Zhao Benshan), a worker in his fifties, is out drinking when his fellow worker dies. Despite having no funds, Zhao lives up to a promise to carry his friend's corpse back to his distant home, and sets off on a gently humorous but bizarre journey. Using a series of inventive means of transport. He has a marvellous series of encounters: bus robbers, beekeepers, a man who stages his own funeral and a bag lady who sells her blood to survive. Finally, Zhao finds some resolution in his own life.
Running Time: 101 mins | Language: Mandarin dialogue with English subtitles
Director: Zhang Yang | Country: China,Hong Kong | DIFF Section: The Cinema of Asia