Winter Vacation (Hanjia)
Digital projection. With Bai Junjie, Bai Jinfeng, Bao Lei, Wang Hui, Xie Ying, Zhang Naqi. Slackers in Inner Mongolia meet the poetry of the absurd. In a dreary little northern town, kids have nothing to do . . . while the adults are wily or apathetic. Poet/filmmaker Li Hongqi effortlessly leads the viewer through a series of breathtaking tableaux in which tension accumulates and then releases in unexpected, and often wickedly funny, ways.