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    Mountain Cry

    Directed by Larry Yang
    China | 107 minutes | North American Premiere | World Cinema Now

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    Mountain Cry

    Directed by Larry Yang
    China | 107 minutes | North American Premiere | World Cinema Now

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    Mountain Cry

    Directed by Larry Yang
    China | 107 minutes | North American Premiere | World Cinema Now

  • View Trailer

    Mountain Cry

    Directed by Larry Yang
    China | 107 minutes | North American Premiere | World Cinema Now

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    Mountain Cry

    Directed by Larry Yang
    China | 107 minutes | North American Premiere | World Cinema Now

Set against China’s rugged Taihang Mountains and superbly photographed by Patrick Murgia, Larry Yang’s forceful melodrama tells of the love between a mute widow and the man responsible for the death of her husband. A gorgeous film with the feel of a timeless allegory. Winner: Best Director, Screenplay, Shanghai.

film synopsis

It's 1984 in a small village nestled in China's wild and gorgeous Taihang Mountains. Recently settled there with his mute wife, Hong Xia, and two children, La Hong sets off into the mountains one day, has his foot blown off when he steps into a badger trap, and dies shortly thereafter. The village elders determine that the young man responsible for setting the trap, Han Chong, must take care of the widow Xia and her kids. Over time, they begin to fall in love, something that does not sit well with the other villagers once the news leaks...

Director Larry Yang and cinematographer Patrick Murguia capture the rugged landscapes of the region and the beautiful faces of the young couple with equal aplomb, and the resulting tale has the feel of timeless allegory.

"Yang's small-town melodrama offers a sweeping indictment of human vindictiveness... A love story of remarkable credibility and emotional depth, persuasively acted by Lang Yueting and Wang Ziyi... [this is] forceful, broadly accessible storytelling..." Justin Chang, Variety

Winner: Best Director, Best Screenplay, Shanghai 

film details

Director: Larry Yang
Producers: Ellen Eliasoph, Victoria Hon
Screenwriter: Larry Yang
Cinematographers: Patrick Murguia
Editor: Super Zhang
Music: Nicolas Errèra
Cast: Lang Yueting, Wang Ziyi, Cheng Taishen, Yu Ailei, Guo Jin
Country: China
Language: Mandarin
Deaf Friendly: Yes
Year: 2015
Running Time: 107 minutes
Premiere Status: North American Premiere
Awards: Best Director, Best Writer, Shanghai International Film Festival/China Movie Channel Media Award; Best Actress for Yueting Lang, Golden Screen Award

guests in attendance

Larry Yang – Director (January 12 & 14 only)

2017 PS Film Festival