Deutsche Version

An Elephant Sitting Still

Alternative title: Da Xiang Xi Di Er Zuo
Alternative title: 大象席地而坐
Director: Hu Bo    → show biography   
Country: China
Year: 2018
Synopsis: In the northern Chinese city of Manzhouli, they say there is an elephant that simply sits and ignores the world. Manzhouli becomes an obsession for the protagonists of this film, a longed-for escape from the downward spiral in which they find themselves. In virtuoso visual compositions, the film tells the story of one single suspenseful day from dawn to dusk, when the train to Manzhouli is set to depart. This electrifying directorial debut from Hu Bo, whose novels already caused a sensation in China, is a four-hour portrait of a society of egoists. Tragically, it will also be the final chapter in his legacy. On October 12, 2017, the artist took his own life at age 29.
Language: Mandarin
Forum participation year: 2018

Technical Attributes

Format: DCP
Rental status: to rent
Version: original language version with subtitles
Subtitle language: German, English
Resolution: 1920x1080
Size: 200 GiB
Container: DCP-Interop
Codec: JPEG2000, PCM
Running time (minutes): 234
Color: color
Sound: 2.0
Aspect ratio: 1:1,78
Frames per second: 24