Director Jiang Jiachen will be in attendance
In northeastern China’s Shenyang, a graduate student loses his professor’s dog, Lucky. Worried this will jeopardize his prospective tutorship to help him secure a good job, he enlists his layabout father in the search. Jiang Jiachen’s debut feature is a breath of fresh air, a film of visual sophistication and restraint (composed of just 61 shots) and a biting satire of his country’s emerging social ills. It’s also an endearing father-son tale and one of the festival’s most unexpected discoveries.