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Canada’s Top Ten: Old Stone (Lao Shi)

Fri & Sat, Apr 7 & 8 / 9:15 pm
Sun, Apr 9 / 3 pm
Directed by Johnny Ma
1971, Canada & China, 80 min
Mandarin with English subtitles

This impressive feature debut takes us on an unnerving trip through China’s social strata. For taxi driver Lao Shai (Chen Gang in an extraordinary performance) every day of work is a fight for his family’s basic economic survival.  One day swerving his car – because his arm was grabbed by a drunken passenger – he accidently hits a motorcyclist. Plunged into a bureaucratic nightmare and faced with financial ruin he is forced to embrace retribution as his only escape.

Canada’s Top Ten Film Festival – Now in its 16th year, Canada’s Top Ten Film Festival highlights the best features, shorts, and student shorts from across the country. The breadth of programming selected by  filmmakers, programmers, critics, and industry professionals represents the creative strength of the country’s best cinema.

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Lean, mean, and utterly compelling, Ma's beautifully paced and remarkably understated thriller is a Kafkaesque satire about the soul-crushing effects of bureaucracy. - Philadelphia Enquirer
 
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