Run Time: 77 minutes
Xiao Zhang has stolen a satchel containing one million yuan. He intends to use the money to take his fiancee´ to South Korea to repair a botched plastic surgery. The money belongs to a small-time crime boss known as Uncle Lui, and he intends to get it back quickly. Calls are made and the services of a sinister fixer are enlisted. Xiao is easily tracked. The task should be simple, but fate intervenes. Paths and destinies cross while unexpected players step into the game. Before long a simple retrieval has become a nasty (and witty) comedy of errors, with the money changing hands more quickly than anyone can keep track of. Visually evocative, HAVE A NICE DAY is a sly and adult animated crime caper that plays out against the vivid backdrops of industrial South China. With a wash of color and character, this parade of misfits rushes towards a crazy and tragic conclusion that is as violent as it is unexpected. (In Mandarin with subtitles) —C.R.
Tower City Cinemas
Thursday, April 05, 2018 at 5:20 PM
Friday, April 06, 2018 at 11:40 PM
International Narrative Competition
Liu Jian was born in 1969 in Jiangsu, China. He studied Chinese landscape painting at the Nanjing University of the Arts and, since graduating, his work has been presented at major exhibitions both in China and abroad. In 2007 Jian established the Le-joy Animation Studio.
Piercing I (2010), HAVE A NICE DAY (2017)
Yang Cheng, Liu Jian
Zhu Changlong, Cao Kai, Liu Jian, Yang Siming, Shi Haitao, Ma Xiaofeng