YOUNG LOVE LOST
Directed by Xiang Guoqiang
Adapted from a critically acclaimed contemporary Chinese novel, YOUNG LOVE LOST presents viewers the melancholy and beauty of Lu Xiaolu‘s misspent youth in a small town in South China.
In the 1990s, Xiaolu arrives at a chemicals factory as a fresh graduate from a technical school, lost and directionless. He learns nothing more than turning screws as a fitter and changing light bulbs as an electrician. Outside of work, he spends his time playing computer games, getting into fights, pursuing women, and generally fooling around. He falls in love with Bailian, the factory doctor, but she abruptly leaves him for Shanghai for education and a brighter future.
YOUNG LOVE LOST has been nominated for awards at Taibei Golden Horse Film Festival, Tokyo International Film Festival, and Shanghai International Film Festival.
This screening is part of AAIFF’s Chinese Art Films Series
The 39th Asian American International Film Festival is honored to partner with the Shanghai Film Distribution and Exhibition Association to present premieres of four award-wining Chinese art films in New York City.