The latest feature by one of China's up-and-coming directors, Lost Indulgence offers a visually captivating meditation on loss and a moving portrait of relationships. When a taxi driver crashes into the Yangzte River he leaves behind a grieving wife and son and a severely injured passenger whom they take in to convalesce in order to fulfill the family's obligation.
PLEASE NOTE: This title replaces Wang Xiaoshuai's In Love We Trust, 2007, which was included in SFMOMA's printed exhibition and program guide for September/October 2008.
Tracking China's fast-growing economy through a collision between migrant laborers and the newly rich, Lost In Beijing follows power plays and their repercussions across the class divide. Ping Guo is raped by her boss, Lin Dong, at work; her husband takes the resulting pregnancy as an opportunity for blackmail and revenge. Director Li Yu pits traditional Chinese values - especially about the family - against a materialist struggle to get ahead.