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Sunday 21st April 5:00 PM

Lost In The Stars (Xiaoshi de ta)

Director: Rui Cui & Xiang Liu Country: China
Cert: 15 Year: 2022 Length: 121 mins Language: Mandarin, Thai and English
Lost In The Stars

Audience Reaction

Score: 62.05% Attendance: 56




Rescheduled from Sunday 4th February

A cracking, Hitchcockian, twisty thriller to go with the MINT Chinese Film Festival at the Alhambra this weekend.

A Chinese couple go away to an island for a weekend to celebrate their wedding anniversary, but the wife goes missing.

"The unlucky holidaymakers in this instance are He Fei (Yilong Zhu, in an outstandingly good performance) and his wife Li Muzi, who come to Belandia, a fictional south-east Asian island-nation, to celebrate their one-year wedding anniversary. However, Li Muzi goes missing just days after they arrived… When he wakes up in his hotel the next day, there's a beautiful vampy woman there (Janice Man) who claims that she's Li Muzi, but He Fei insists she's an impostor…" [Is he right, or has he lost his memory?] "He hires local Mandarin-speaker Chen Mai (Ni Ni, also terrific) to help him investigate his wife's disappearance and liaise between him and the cops. A tough cookie who drives like Lewis Hamilton and seems honest enough, Chen Mai insists that He Fei tell her the whole truth about the circumstances of his wife's disappearance. Turns out he's not been completely honest, of course, and directors Rui Cui and Xiang Liu start skilfully peeling back the onion…" - Leslie Felperin, Guardian.

The twists and turns continue throughout; definitely a thriller 'like they used to be'...

Last year's Chinese Film Festival was amazing and this year's is looking equally good; we can thoroughly recommend it if you are at all interested in Chinese movies. Lost in the Stars is being shown by the Film Club to fit; looks like a great film too!


open_quote The script zips along with such gleeful mischievousness that the ride is too fun to resist close_quote Leslie Felperin, Guardian



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