An Elephant Sitting Still Trailer

One of the most talked about films at this year’s Berlin Film Festival, An Elephant Sitting Still is an intense epic drama sure to be remembered as a landmark in Chinese cinema. Director HU Bo’s first and last piece (he ended his life October, 2017) is an unmistakably masterpiece.

The story links together the lives of a number of protagonists, narrating the course of one single, tension-filled day from dawn to dusk, and along the way, painting a portrait of a society marked by selfishness.