Run Time: 91 minutes
Qiang lives in the squalid outskirts of a large and faceless city. It is a neglected area with a sporadic and scant water supply and even less hope. Qiang takes care of both his mentally unstable mother Li Jun and his six-year-old sister Hui Shan. One night a speeding driver hits Qiang’s motor scooter, killing his sister and fleeing the accident. Qiang is desperate to claim his sister’s body, but the hospital demands a birth certificate—a document his mother either cannot find or never had. As his mother’s condition worsens, Qiang begins a monumental struggle to accomplish what seems insurmountable. He must somehow find the money to have the certificate forged by any means necessary, find the fugitive driver, and exact his revenge. SHUTTLE LIFE is Qiang’s world, ignored by society and crushed by a system that contains no compassion or mercy. This intense, compelling film follows one man’s fight for justice, pride, and his family’s very survival. (In Chinese with subtitles) —C.R.
Tower City Cinemas
Thursday, April 05, 2018 at 9:25 PM
Friday, April 06, 2018 at 11:25 AM
Sunday, April 08, 2018 at 9:15 AM
International Narrative Competition
Tan Seng Kiat
Tan Seng Kiat was born in Malaysia. He studied filmmaking at the National Taiwan University of Art.
SHUTTLE LIFE (2017)
Tan Seng Kiet, Chris Leong Siew Hong
Chen Ko Chin
Chen Hsiao Tung