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Wine Country Film Festival 2013

Shun Li And The Poet

Io sono Li

Directed by Andrea Segre

International, Narrative / France, Italy / 2012 / Asian, Cultural, Diversity, Poetry, Seniors, Women / 98 mins / Italian, Mandarin with English subtitles

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Shun Li And The Poet

St Patrick's Episcopal Church
September 27, 2013 3:30 pm

Description

Shun Li works in a textile factory near Rome, slowly paying off the broker that brought her from China to Italy, while saving money so she can bring her young son to join her. She is suddenly transferred to work as a bartender at a pub in a small town along the Venetian Lagoon. The pub is the hangout of the local fishermen, including Bepi, a handsome old Slav immigrant nicknamed “The Poet.” A tender, delicate friendship grows between Shun Li and Bepi. But gossip soon threatens their innocent relationship, a bond that had once transcended two very different, yet not at all distant cultures.

Credits

Producer: Francesco Bonsembiante
Screenwriter: Marco Pettenello, Andrea Segre
Cinematographer: Luca Bigazzi
Editor: Sara Zavarise
Music: Francois Couturier
Cast: Tao Zhao, Rade Serbedzija, Marco Paolini

Dates & Times

Shun Li And The Poet

St Patrick's Episcopal Church
September 27, 2013 3:30 pm