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Saturday 2nd March 11:00 AM

An Elephant Sitting Still 

Director: Hu Bo Country: China
Cert: 12A Year: 2018 Length: 230 mins Language: Mandarin
An Elephant Sitting Still

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Score: 82.03% Attendance: 25



Where else but KFF could you see a four-hour epic on a Saturday morning? With a 100% score on Rotten Tomatoes, An Elephant.. will certainly reward those who stay the course.

While protecting his friend from a dangerous school bully, 16-year-old Wei pushes the tormentor down a staircase. Wei escapes the scene and later learns that the bully is hospitalized and gravely injured.

Huang, Wei's classmate is bedeviled by a destructive affair with a married school official. Joined by Wei's neighbour, this unlikely and desperate trio, decide their only hope is to flee from the bully's gangster brother, enraged parents, and vindictive school authorities.


open_quote An uncompromising masterpiece. One of the films of the year. close_quote Little White Lies

open_quote An Elephant Sitting Still is a masterpiece and a new benchmark for 21st century Chinese cinema. close_quote Backseat Mafia



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