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In celebration of the 5th Anniversary of SCFF, we have selected 5 titles exclusively for SFS Members to watch for free! Check out our Peatix page for details of the other 4 screenings.


中国 . 王学博 / CHINA . WANG XUEBO

2016 | 93MIN | PG

语言: 华语 | 字幕: 英文字幕 / LANGUAGE: Mandarin | SUBTITLES: English

在宁夏的农村,穆斯林老人马子善的老伴去世了,老人要在老伴祭日那天宰掉陪伴老人十多年的老牛来祭祀老伴,在接下来的日子里,老人和儿子对牛细心照料,并且也流露出对牛的不舍和对老伴的思念。然而,在祭日的前三天,这头牛在饮用水里看到了将要宰它的那把刀子,从此开始不吃不喝,为了以一个清洁的内里来结束自己的生命,老人从牛的身 上陷入了对生命和死亡的思考,他觉得自己不如牛,自己也想知道自己什么时候死,可是不知道。

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Following the death and funeral of his beloved wife, elderly farmer Ma Zishan is in favour of a simple, and practical ceremony to mark the end of the 40-day mourning period. However, his son, IyerGubai, proposes something much more lavish – sacrificing the family’s bull. Ma Zishan thinks long and hard over the decision, especially as he has developed a kind of crusty companionship with the animal over the years. The family is also struggling to make ends meet. Ma Zishan then learns IyerGubai plans to spend more than RMB500 on food for the ceremony, excluding the fee for the imam. The day of the sacrifice gradually comes closer. But then the animal suddenly stops eating and drinking, making Ma Zishan wonder whether it has had a premonition of its own death and has decided to purify itself.

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Sat Apr 29, 2017
7:30 PM - 9:10 PM SGT
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