On a trip to Malaysia, a woman comes to Alor Setar, a small town. As her tire blows out three times, she shares three adventures, involving different identities with colorful characters. These gradually reveal the true reason for her encounters, which underpin a quest with a mysterious Frenchman.
Chinese director Yuan Qing goes after the big questions with this blissful, three-pronged debut. Channelling the essence of Éric Rohmer—and casting the great Pascal Greggory!—for her portrayal of a young woman’s spiritual awakening, Yuan delivers a charming antidote to frigid festival fare.
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Buster Keaton,Clyde Bruckman, 1926, United States
Takeshi Kitano, 1996, Japan
Jia Zhangke, 1998, China
Johnnie To, 2008, Hong Kong
Götz Spielmann, 2008, Austria
Vincent Paronnaud,Marjane Satrapi, 2007, France
Michael Haneke, 2001, Austria
Gus Van Sant, 2007, United States
Harmony Korine, 2007, United States