A film by Xiao Jiang
95 minutes, Color, 2004, In Mandarin w/English Subtitles
From one of China's newest cinematic voices comes a charming tale set into motion by a disastrous encounter: delivery man Dabing crashes his bike into the mysterious Ling Ling. From her hospital bed, Ling Ling asks Dabing to go to her home and feed her fish; while there, Dabing discovers an astonishing diary. In its pages he reads stories of a little girl’s passion for the movies, which re-ignites his own longing for the days when the cinema enchanted China's masses, and audiences breathed and dreamed as one.
"Enthralling!"- The New York Times
"A lovely, elegant paean to the joy and liberty that films offer… Electric Shadows is sweet and accomplished and Xiao Jiang is a terrific new find."- The Hollywood Reporter
"Movie love was never so engulfing, and rarely so sweet, as in this petite, elevating heart-warmer."- Richard Corliss, Time Magazine
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