WINTER VACATION (2010) [feature]

China (MIFF 2011 , Accent on Asia)
Director: Li Hongqi

"Already a poet and novelist, Li Hongqi is also a talented filmmaker, here managing to dot an ultra-minimalist slice of life with speckles of wry deadpan humour." - Time Out London

The monotony of life gets the absurdist comedy treatment in Winter Vacation, a stark presentation of life in a rural town at the end of the winter break. For four idle, aimless teenagers, stuck here over the holidays, the snowbound wasteland of a town offers nothing to do but to while away the hours.

A comically deadpan study of boredom, featuring beautiful composition and innovative sound design, this third feature from Li Hongqi (Routine Holiday) was the recipient of the Golden Leopard at the Locarno International Film Festival.

D/S Li Hongqi P Ego Sum Art&Design (Alex Chung) WS Capricci Films L Mandarin w/English subtitles TD HD Cam/2010

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