Director: Sun Zhou
Runtime: 92 minutes
Language: Mandarin with English Subtitles
A poetic and elegant piece, Zhou Yu’s Train tells a poignant love story between a woman and two men. Ceramics artist Zhou Yu (Gong Li) commutes regularly by train to see her lover Chen Qing (Tony Ka Fai Leung), a poet who lives in a town several hundred kilometers away. During multiple train trips between the two places, Zhou Yu meets a veterinary surgeon called Zhang Qiang (Honglei Sun) who ignites a different kind of passion in her. Made in the years when Gong Li had stopped collaborating with Zhang Yimou, this artistic film from director Sun Zhou presents a uniquely charming Gong Li that isn’t seen in her other movies. Set in the early 21st century, this intimate and personal film also captures the scenery of rural and urban China in the 2000s.