Part of the 2019 Spring WV International Film Festival

About the film:

Hao is part of a team of young engineers called in to investigate a series of craters that have opened up on the edge of the city. As he and his team survey the subsiding area, another story is taking place in the same suburban landscape. A younger boy, also named Hao, spends long afternoons playing with friends and making mischief until one by one, his playmates start to disappear. As these parallel stories unfold, the connections between them proliferate and grow stranger.

What the critics are saying:

Qiu shows remarkable facility as he patiently adds layer upon layer to a mystery that wants to stay one.

Glenn Kenny

New York Times

Enigmatic but oddly entrancing…
Leslie Felperin

Hollywood Reporter
Beyond the intellectual curiosity, this film stimulates, it’s those lasting impressions, those traces of feeling for which I suspect I will best remember it.
Scott Nye

Battleship Pretension

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