An Elephant Sitting Still

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Manai, kad kitur gyvensi geriau? Šūdo! Tiesiog kentėsi kitur.

16-year-old Weibu is bullied at home and in school. His old neighbour Wang has been evicted from his home by his estranged family. His classmate Ling is having an affair with a school official and fears the release of a revealing video. They all have a common dream: to visit an elephant in the northern Chinese city of Manzhouli, which is said to be simply sitting still, indifferent to the brutality of the world.

Festivals: 

Berlin International Film Festival – Best Fisrt Feature (Special Mention), FIPRESCI Award; New Horizons International Film Festival – Audience Award

Hu Bo

Hu Bo studied film directing at the Beijing Film Academy. The author of many popular novels, he wrote and directed his feature debut, “An Elephant Sitting Still”, before his death in October 2017.