E Huang Mountain
Release year: 2013
Run time: 98 mins
Film type: Drama
E Huang Mountain, according to legend, was the former home of the gods and goddesses. After the gods moved away, people came and polluted the place. The film tells the stories of several young people in the town, including the son of a business owner, a worker, a college girl, a gangster, a jobless gambler, a policeman - their quest, their way of life, their gains and losses are all closely related to the times. They can either escape or make peace with reality and go with the flow.
Yang Pingdao is a writer and director based in Guangdong province. He was born in Yangchun, Guangdong, in 1980, and graduated in film directing from the National Academy of Chinese Theatre Arts. His documentaries have attended festivals in Beijing, Kunming, Xian, Leipzig, and London. On his incorporation of living and dead family members into his work, he says “I sensed when my grandmother was going to die… I felt powerless at that critical time, but I hope to do something this time. After a long time of deliberation, I thought the only thing I was able to do was to make a film about our family.”