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Films & Schedules - MR. TREE


Sun, Feb 12, 2012
at 12:45 PM (Cinemagic)
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Tue, Feb 14, 2012
at 6:15 PM (Lloyd Mall 5)
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Sat, Feb 18, 2012
at 3 PM (Cinema 21)
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Winner of the Jury Grand Prize at the Shanghai Film Festival, Mr. Tree is at once an offbeat character study about a village idiot who might just be a prophet, and a sly, comedic commentary on rampant urbanization in China. The film charts a year in the life of Mr. Shu (a.k.a. Tree), a man whose life allegorically mirrors the social and economic development of his hometown. Shu loses his job after a workplace accident, the start of events that offer unique insight into the ties between local leaders, families, workers, businessmen, and even the past and future. “You’ve probably never seen a film from China quite like Han Jie’s gently absurd, somewhat twisted social-romance-comedy: there’s a bit of Fellini, a hint of Jia Zhangke (the producer), and a lot that’s utterly original in this eccentrically inventive movie.”—Vancouver Film Festival (88 mins.)

Filmography: Walking on the Wild Side (06).


Interests: Narrative Feature, Asian.

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