Still Tomorrow

    • Jian Fan
    • China
    • 2016
    • 88 min

    Synopsis

    When one of her poems is shared more than a million times on Chinese social media, Xiuhua Yu suddenly finds that she is famous. The contrast with her previous life could not be greater. Yu has lived and worked all her life on her parents’ simple farm, and is disabled by cerebral palsy. Twenty years ago, her parents arranged for her to be married to a laborer who has no feelings for her. Fame brings her financial freedom: suddenly, Xiuhua Yu is able to think about a different future, freed from her husband. In this frank and intimate portrait, we follow her in the year of her breakthrough. Yu is painfully aware that for a woman with a disability, life will never be simple. However pragmatically she speaks about it, and however eloquently she writes about it, she still struggles to escape her physical and emotional chains.

    Credits

    • 88 min
    • color
    • DCP
    Screening copy
    Jian Fan
    Director
    Jian Fan
    Production
    Hongmiao Yu from Youku Tudou Inc., Zitao Xu from Youku Tudou Inc.
    Executive producer
    Wei Ming from Youku Tudou Inc., Wang Ping from Youku Tudou Inc.
    Editing
    Matthieu Laclau, Jian Fan
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