Sun Spots

Film Information:


Sun Spots




Yang Heng






112 min


  • GUIÓN: Yang Heng
  • FOTOGRAFÍA: Dong Jing Song
  • MONTAJE: Qiao Ai Yu
  • PRODUCCIÓN: Li Kit Ming,
  • Lu Wei Jian


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  • Li Kit Ming
  • Rm A/B, 3/F Jing Ho Ind. Bldg., 78-84 Wang Lung St., Tsuen Wan
  • Hong Kong, China
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Original title:Guang ban

Is it possible to make a gangster film without any of the genre’s common places? Can violence be stripped down to the point of revealing its most unexpected side? Will someone ever dare to propose a change in the orientation of Asian contemplative cinema without losing the radical spirit of that poetics? Sun Spots is the affirmative answer to all of these questions and one of the most estranged narrations in Chinese contemporary cinema. In a rural and almost bucolic landscape, a series of young people cross their lives and create a sort of community in the margins, without this condition ever being portrayed as part of a miserable existence. Instead, Yang Heng’s second film finds aspects of realism, absurdity, beauty and more unclassifiable experiences that function in synchrony without cancelling or pushing each other out. And if by any chance you can hear the echo of Tsai Ming-liang and Hou Hsiao-hsien’s subtlety, is because the same free spirit that fuels every great cinematographic eye seems to have been unleashed deep inside the time and space of Heng’s framings.

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