A film by Xiao Jiang
95 minutes, fiction, color, Mandarin w/ English subtitles, 2004
Electric Shadows is part of The Asia Society Collection.
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.
" Joyous, unforgettable! A welcome gift to movie lovers everywhere."
"Enthralling!" - The New York Times
"Sweet and accomplished! 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." - TIME Magazine
Selected as one of TIME Magazine's Best Films of the Year!
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● Director's Introduction & Biography