Below is information regarding the 2016 St. Louis International Film Festival. The 2017 festival will take place Nov. 2-12, 2017. Submissions are now open.

Everybody's Fine

Schedule

Tuesday, Nov. 8 at 2:15pm
Thursday, Nov. 10 at 12:00pm

A wonderfully perceptive and moving family drama, “Everybody’s Fine” works a Chinese variation on Giuseppe Tornatore’s 1990 Italian original (with Marcello Mastroianni) and its 2009 American remake (with Robert De Niro). This new take on “Everybody’s Fine” stars Zhang Guoli, who gives a magnificent performance as retired geologist Guan Zhiguo. A lonely widower who rambles about his home in search of distraction, Guan eagerly looks forward to the annual family dinner with his four adult children, who are now scattered across China. But this year, all of kids prove too busy to make the trip, and each independently contacts Guan to cancel their visits. Refusing to be denied, Guan sets out on a cross-country tour, visiting each of the children in turn and discovering surprising new aspects of their lives.

2016
105 min.
Mandarin & Shanghainese

Directed by

Meng Zhang

Country

China

Film Category

Asian Focus International Spotlight

Subject

Aging Family Issues

Genre

Drama

Sponsored by

St. Louis Chinese American News