All Tomorrow's Parties

a YU LIK-WAI picture

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Title

All Tomorrow's Parties

Director

Yu Lik-Wai

Producer

Li Kit Ming, Hengameh Panahi

Nationality

China/France

Year

2003

Duration

96'

Language

Mandarin

Format

Dolby SRD

Ratio

1:85

Original Title

Mingri tianya

Synopsis

Synopsis


In the post-apocalyptic mid-21st century, the Gui Dao sect rules Asia… Zhuai and his younger brother Mian are captured and sent to Camp Prosperity so that their dissident minds can be re-educated. They soon discover that camp life is more than just propaganda, bureaucracy and trafficking. When the sect is suddenly overthrown, Zhuai and Mian experience total freedom for the first time in many years. When he falls for pretty Xuelan, he takes her and her small boy to a nearby deserted industrial city. They settle in an abandoned apartment and try to rediscover life’s small and quirky pleasures. Yet, they will have to face the bittersweet emotions of their difficult, newfound freedom.

Synopsis

Trailer

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Press

Strong visually… The atmosphere is potently realised, and the notion that solitude is more likely to be fulfilling than partnership comes through loud and clear.

TIME OUT

The film has an impressive visual sweep…the post-apocalyptic look of All Tomorrow’s Parties is impressively rendered by Yu Lik Wai. Indeed it’s the distinctively grim milieux within the film: a dank gulag, a squalid flat, and a ruined industrial city, which linger in the mind

BBC

A timely blend of apocalyptic fantasy, political tract and solemn warning about the state we’re in…a fraught meditation on the 21st Century. Charged with a brooding fatalism typical of Andrei Tarkovsky’s sci-fi meanderings, it’s a quietly impressive film

FILM FOUR

Festivals
& Awards

Cannes Film Festival
Un Certain Regard
Jury Prize
First Look Prize

Cast & Crew

Cho Yong Won
Diao Yi Nan
Zhao Wei Wei
Na Ren
Director Yu Lik Wai
Script Yu Lik Wai
Producers Hengameh Panahi, Li Kit Ming
Associate Producers Jia Zhang Ke, Moon Yong Sun, Patrick Siaretta, Chow Keung,
Director Of Photography Lai Yiu Fai
Editing Chow Keung
Sound Ken Wong
Costumes Fu Jing Ping
Make-Up Wang Song Ying
Production Design Zhao Xiao Yu
Original Score Yoshihiro Hanno

Releases

France - Ad Vitam

28.04.2004