2023 - 68th Edition
Official section - Feature films

THE SHADOWLESS TOWER

Zhang LU
China
 - 2023
National premiere

Gu Wentong, a middle-aged food critic, is drifting through the local eateries of vibrant Beijing with his younger photographer colleague Oyang. A divorcé with a 6-year-old daughter and estranged from his father for decades, he is looking for a new perspective on life while reconsidering his failings as a father, a son, and a lover. While the seasons come and go, people get together and move apart. Only one thing will remain the same: The White Pagoda where they all meet sooner or later...

Zhang LU

Born in Yanbian, China, in 1962, he began his career with the short film ‘Eleven’ (2000), which was invited to the Venice International Film Festival. Next he made his feature- length debut in 2004 with ‘Tang Poetry’ which was selected for Locarno. He then went on to develop his career as a film director in both Chinese and Korean, making more than ten feature films. His following film, ‘Grain in Ear’ (2005) won the Prix ACID-CCAS at the Cannes Critics’ Week and won the New Currents Award at Busan’s International Film Festival. ‘Gyeongju’ (2014) was in the competition at Locarno Film Festival and his feature films ‘Desert Dream’ (2007), ‘Dooman River’ (2010), ‘Fukuoka’ (2019) and ‘The Shadowless Tower‘ (2023) premiered at Berlinale.

Screenings

Thu. 26, 19:00
Público, prensa y acreditados
Thu. 26, 19:00
Público, prensa y acreditados
Thu. 26, 19:00
Público, prensa y acreditados
144 min.
Fri. 27, 22:00
Fri. 27, 22:00
Fri. 27, 22:00
144 min.
Sat. 28, 18:45
Sat. 28, 18:45
Sat. 28, 18:45
144 min.

TECHNICAL DATA

DIRECTOR
Zhang LU
SCREENPLAY
Zhang Lu
CINEMATOGRAPHY
Piao Songri
EDITOR
Liu Xinzhu
SOUND
Wang Ran
MUSIC
Xiao He
PRODUCED BY
Xu Jiahan, Peng Jin
PRODUCTION COMPANY
Lu Films, Nanji Film, Emei Film Investment, Great Luck Films, La Fonte, KO Media
CAST
Xin Baiqing, Huang Yao, Tian Zhuangzhuang, Nan Ji, Li Qinqin, Wang Hongwei, Wang Yiwen
RUNNING TIME
144 min.
FORMAT
Color
TYPE
Feature Film
COUNTRY
China
YEAR OF PRODUCTION
2023
VERSION
O.V. in Mandarin and Cantonese subtitled in English and Spanish
CONTACT
Films Boutique
+49 30 6953 7850

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