Last Laugh

Zhang Tao/82 minutes/2017/China/Fiction

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Sunday, December 3, 2017 | 13:00 | SOCIETET TBY

Synopsis

After fainting one day, the elderly peasant, Mrs. Lin Guoshi, is immediately declared disabled and placed on the waiting list of a nursing home. Until a vacant room comes up, she is left to wander from one of her children’s house to the next, experiencing the new values and needs of a fast changing China.

Setelah sehari tak sadarkan diri, seorang petani tua, Nyonya Lin Guoshi, dinyatakan cacat dan didaftarkan ke sebuah panti jompo. Sebelum akhirnya mendapat kamar, ia berpindah-pindah tinggal di rumah anaknya satu demi satu, mengalami nilai dan kebutuhan baru yang lahir dari perkembangan Cina yang begitu cepat.

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Director

Zhang Tao

Zhang Tao

Director

Zhang Tao is a Chinese director, screenwriter, and actor. Born in the Shandong Province, the  birthplace of Confucius, Zhang Tao is the son of peasants. He first studied law while working as a civil servant. He quitted his career to depict, through cinema, modern China and its evolutions. After filming extensively in the Chinese Shandong countryside, he is currently in post-production of his first feature film, Last Laugh. A Franco-Chinese film, co-produced by the production company House on Fire, Bu Tong Pictures (China-Beijing), and Tender Madness (China-Hong Kong).

 

Zhang Tao adalah sutradara, penulis naskah, dan aktor asal Cina. Lahir di Provinsi Shandong, tempat kelahiran Confucius, Zhang Tao adalah seorang anak petani. Awalnya, ia belajar hukum sembari bekerja sebagai pegawai negeri sipil. Ia meninggalkan kariernya demi mengisahkan Cina modern dan evolusinya melalui film. Setelah membuat film di pedesaan Shandong, Cina, saat ini, film panjang pertamanya, Last Laugh, sedang dalam tahap pascaproduksi. Film ini adalah produksi bersama Prancis dan Cina melalui kerja sama perusahaan produksi House on Fire, Bu Tong Pictures (Cina-Beijing), dan Tender Madness (Cina-Hong Kong).