Old Stone [Lao shi]

Lao shi

Directed By: Johnny Ma

February 1, 2016 / Mandarin / 80 mins

In this lean thriller, director Johnny Ma examines the Kafkaesque bureaucracy of the Chinese health care system and the maddening futility of doing the right thing in a bureaucratic society. The film’s neo-realist style of gritty storytelling has earned acclaim from critics.

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IMDB Movie Page: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt5474522/?ref_=nv_sr_1

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Screened Semesters:

  • 2019 Winter