The Coffin in the Mountain
The Coffin in the Mountain Screening Room Thu, Feb 15, 7:30PM Sun, Feb 18, 2PM See more at https://www.ybca.org/whats-on/the-coffin-in-the-mountain In this unconventional and darkly comic depiction of the claustrophobia of provincial life, a burned body is discovered in a mountain village and the search is on to discover how it got there. This debut feature from Xin Yukun uses a shifting timeline, multiple perspectives, and a large cast of idiosyncratic personalities to deepen the puzzle's mystery. (2014, 119 min, digital) Part of: Mainland Noir: Chinese Crime Films Feb 1 -- Feb 25, 2018 Screening Room Ring in Chinese New Year 2018 (the Year of the Dog) with this wickedly exciting series of new crime films from mainland China. Previously, crime depicted on-screen was usually an admission of discontent in the people's paradise. However, a new generation of up-and-coming Chinese filmmakers have been revamping these genre tropes to address the country's violence. These films portray drifting killers, frustrated police, and lethal beauties enmeshed in webs of vice and desire. YBCA is thrilled to introduce a sampling of these hard-hitting fugitive works, little seen outside of the festival circuit, which, taken together, signal the appearance of a new school of noir. Mainland Noir is part of the Creative China Festival, curated by Meng Xie and supported by Beijing Contemporary Art Foundation. Thu, Feb 1, 7:30PM & Sun, Feb 4, 2PM: Black Coal, Thin Ice Thu, Feb 8, 7:30PM & Sun, Feb 11, 2PM: Free and Easy Sun, Feb 11, 4:15PM & Sun, Feb 25, 4:15PM: The Dead End Thu, Feb 22, 7:30PM & Sun, Feb 25, 2PM: Lethal Hostage See all of our upcoming films at ybca.org For more info, call 415.978.2787 or visit ybca.org Enjoy FREE same-day gallery admission with all YBCA presented performances & films!