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The Ferry
Year:  2013
Running Time:  94 minutes
Country:  China
Language:  Mandarin with English subtitles
Genre:  Fiction
Venue:  Tiburon Playhouse Theater
Cast:  Zhou Guangda,
Showtime:   Monday, April 14, 2014 @ 06:15 PM
Director:  Shi Wei

Description:
  Deep in the Enshi mountains, the Tian family lives near an old ferry. To keep a commitment made by their forebears, three generations of the Tian family have helped people cross the river without collecting a penny for the ride. Using a wooden punt, they ferry the villagers across the Dasha river which divides the village. A widower in his 60s, his son away outside the village, Tian Huai’en is the third generation of the family to work the ferry. These years Huai’en has been living alone in a small stone hut built by the villagers, spending every day and night with his ferry, living a lonely and monotonous life.

One day, his son Chuanjie takes a break from his job to visit his sick dad. He does not understand why Huai’en insists on running a free ferry. To explain, his father recounts how when Chuanjie’s great grandfather and his family came as refugees, the villagers sheltered them. The Tians began providing the free ferry as a token of their gratitude, and a tradition was established. Now Chuanjie wonders whether he should relieve his father. After spending his vacation rowing the ferry, Chuanjie realizes its significance. As his contribution to its future, he decides to save up and replace the wooden punt with a motorboat. Will the tradition continue?


****
West Coast Premiere

Screening with: Door God

Festivals & Awards:

- Montreal Film Festival



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