Are You Lonesome Tonight?

Directed by Wen Shipei
Film Movement
2021
95 Minutes
China
Chinese
Crime, Mystery, Drama
Asian Studies, China
Not Rated
DVD $150.00
PPR $350.00
DRL $499.00
PPR+DRL $599.00

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On a dark night, Xueming hits a pedestrian with his car and flees the scene. Desperate to escape his feelings of guilt, he decides to approach the dead man's wife, Mrs Liang. Meanwhile, the body is discovered - riddled with bullets. Chen, the detective in charge of the investigation, becomes obsessed with the case. Years later, all three remain caught in a tangled web of memories and lies, desperately searching for a truth that refuses to be revealed.

Cast

  • Eddie Peng
  • Sylvia Chang
  • Yanhui Wang
  • Peiyao Jiang
DVD Features

Discs: 1

  • Highest Rating
    "A striking, impressive debut from an up-and-coming talent."
    Louisa Moore, Screen Zealots
  • Highest Rating
    "First-time director Wen Shipei demonstrates a ... flair for heightened atmospherics and off-kilter details. "
    John Berra, Screen Daily
  • Highest Rating
    "Director Wen Shipei strikes an oddly satisfying balance between broody Neo-noir and simmering romance with his debut Are You Lonesome Tonight?"
    Nicholas Bell, Ion Cinema
  • Highest Rating
    "Combining the enigmatic manner and lush visual stylings of Wong Kar-Wai with a number of classic film noir tropes, this works both as a thriller and as a character study and shows Shipei to be a director with a lot of promise."
    Peter Sobczynski, eFilmCritic.com
  • Highest Rating
    "Great subtle performances from Eddie Peng and Sylvia Chung."
    Jack Cameron, One Room with a View
  • Highest Rating
    "Director Wen Shipei makes an impressive debut with this short neo-noir thriller set in Guangzhou in the 1990s.. "
    Kate Taylor, Globe and Mail
  • Highest Rating
    "Are you Lonesome Tonight? is a brilliant exercise in aesthetics. "
    Meredith Taylor, Filmuforia

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