An unexpected encounter with a young, game addict boy who just broke up with his girlfriend brings a fresh opportunity to the life of a lonely grandmother. Although the boy finally disappears, but at that point, the old lady has already managed to escape from her tiny flat to bravely experience the world of the youngsters, the feeling of a ride on a motorbike in a hall packed with arcade games.
The story is about some very ordinary people, a father and his son, little Bean, and a man named Jiao Huazi in the midst of the war facing the difficulties of life and the cruelty of the aggressors. At this narrow zone between life and death, these people manage to stay upright and compose a magnificent poem for themselves. Although Huazi is uneducated, but he longs for studying. As the father of little Bean reads aloud the remnants of a verse, his fists are tightened. This is the sign of resolution, they try to resist the invaders however weak they are. The father has devoted himself to serving his country, the only thing he cannot leave behind is his son. Although their blood coloured the fatherland, and their names were not recorded, but their unbending spirit remains with us. As Chen Hui put it: "It doesn't matter if I fall in action, there are thousands and thousands to follow me, these little children, these little heroes."
This documentary provides a unique introduction to a short-term Buddhist monachal camp held in a monastery in Fujian, China. More than 100 participants in different ages from all over the world gathered together in this small place with divers purposes. Some are devoted Buddhist disciples and practitioners, young monks who are practicing meditation, whereas some are teenagers highly concentrated on chanting, even some youngsters from Germany who have been attracted by the traditional Chinese culture. This film is quite different from other religious documentaries because the narrative of this film uses placid words to tell the unique and enjoyable life in the monastery.
country : China
original title : 出家
english title : The Monk
year : 2015
director : Li Chao
producer : Master Yao Yi, Minister Zhao Dun, Li Chao
Once upon a starry night, a small boy with the head full of fantasies witnesses dreamlike circus performances. Dazed by endless chain of glittering attractions he realizes that the price for a ticket to the fantastic circus tent is too high and the gate between reality and dream is closing.