THE BEST IS YET TO COME (不止不休)

Directed by: WANG Jing 2020 | 115 min.

Section: Spotlight on China

Premiere: United States Premiere

Countries: China

Languages: Chinese, with English subtitles

Genres: Drama, History, Social Issues



Synopsis

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Beijing 2003.Young writer Han Dong has moved to the big city hoping to make it big. But with no formal education, or proper travel permit, he has been down on his luck. When a reporter at Jingcheng Daily happens upon a piece he wrote and takes him on as an intern, he feels his luck is changing. And when he happens upon an illegal scheme to hide positive Hepatitis B blood results he believes he has struck journalistic gold. But all is not what it seems. 

Inspired by the true story of how one man altered the fate of 120 million people with his pen, this debut feature from director Wang Jing, assistant director to Jia Zhang-ke, is both a taut thriller and a humanist drama. One of the most talk about Chinese films of the year, HIFF is honored to feature this film as part of HIFF40.

Synopsis written by: Anna Page

Film Available

Thursday, November 12 5:00 PM Consolidated Pearlridge Get Tickets
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Cast & Crew

Sound Design and Mix ZHANG Yang
Director WANG Jing
Screenwriter HWONG Minmin, CHEN Chengfeng, HUANG Wei, LI Jingrui
Producer JIA Zhang-ke
Cinematographer Wai Yu Lik
Production Designer LIU Weixin
Editor Matthieu LACLAU
Music Composer HANNO Yoshihiro
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