Still Tomorrow 88 min.

Jian Fan, China, 2016, color, DCP
Munt 13 Sat 19-11 18:00
Munt 09 Tue 22-11 20:15
Tuschinski 5 Wed 23-11 15:15
Tuschinski 6 Thu 24-11 22:00
EYE Cinema 2 Fri 25-11 21:00
Tuschinski 2 Sat 26-11 21:15

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.

Jian Fan
Hongmiao Yu for Youku Tudou Inc.
Zitao Xu for Youku Tudou Inc.
Executive production
Wei Ming for Youku Tudou Inc.
Wang Ping for Youku Tudou Inc.
Ming Xue
Jian Fan
Matthieu Laclau
Jian Fan
Isabella Zang
Sound Design
Danfeng Li
Contact info
Screening Copy
Jian Fan

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