Q&A with Wu Nan

Well-off screenwriter Yu Feng’s cute little dog is viciously attacked by the hefty Tibetan Mastiff from next door. Perturbed and undeterred by both the police’s apathy and the neighbor’s reluctance to settle the matter properly, Yu Feng and his family embark on a complex war of attrition. What starts as a quest for justice devolves into a farcical yet fierce feud replete with gangster-style tactics and stealthy schemes that result in slapstick. S Wu Nan makes her triumphant directorial debut with this scathing, insightful, and often hilarious exposé of contemporary social mores and social-class warfare, in a literal dog-eat-dog tale, inspired by a real incident.