Are You Lonesome Tonight?
A Window on Asian Cinema
Crime/Violence · Love/Romance · Coming of Age
- Production Year 2021
- Running Time95min
- Format DCP
On his way to a date with his girlfriend, air conditioner repairman Wang Xueming hits a man lying on the street with his car and flees. He returns to the site of the accident to confirm that the man is dead and dispose of the body, but overcome with guilt he tries to surrender himself to the police to no avail. After running into Mrs. Liang, a mysterious woman who is searching for her missing husband, Wang Xueming lingers around her. The agonized and melancholy Wang Xueming, the dark and reddish lighting and colors, and the ever-changing camera movements go well with Elvis Presley’s "Are You Lonesome Tonight?" proving that noir is a style. Director Wen Shipei′s debut film Are You Lonesome Tonight? was produced by Ning Hao’s Dirty Monkeys, and popular Taiwanese actors Feng Yuyan and Sylvia Chang give charming performances as the main characters. (PARK Sun Young)
- 상영관CGV Centum City 1
- 상영관Lotte Cinema Centum City 4
- 상영관Busan Cinema Center Haneulyeon Theater
Wen Shipei is a Chinese writer and director. With a background in journalism and commercial production, he attended the graduate film program at Columbia University where he studied directing and screenwriting. After directing the short filmis Mr. Dodson (2015) and A Short Film About Nothing (2016), he made his directorial debut with the feature Are You Lonesome Tonight? which was invited to the Special Program at 2021 Cannes Film Festival and 2021 Toronto Film Festival.
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