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Most Promising Talent Award (Director: BAI Xue)

  • Japan Premiere


The Crossing


Director: BAI Xue (白雪)

2018|China|99min|Language: Mandarin, Cantonese|Subtitles: English, Japanese

Date Time Venue Guest
3/9 (Sat) 16:25 *Sold Out Cine Libre Umeda 4    
3/15 (Fri) 10:20 ABC Hall
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Yao HUANG (黄堯)
Sunny SUN (孫陽)
Carmen TONG Ka-man (湯加文)

Sixteen-year-old Peipei crosses the border nearly every day as she travels between the home she shares with her parents in Shenzhen to her Hong Kong high school. Customs officials glimpse her school uniform and innocent face and wave her through without a second thought. The biggest problem she faces is how to fund a trip to a hot spring in Japan with her best friend. With a foot on both sides of the border, she is the perfect vessel to smuggle iPhones to the mainland and this is the reason a handsome smuggler named Hao recruits her into his gang. Peipei jumps at the chance to earn extra cash, little considering the danger her activities will put her in.

As she crosses the border between territories, she also crosses the border between innocence and crime, childhood and adulthood and it is all told with impressive use of visual cinematics by director BAI Xue.