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Run Time: 113 minutes
If you are looking for your next favorite film noir, look no further than FIRE ON THE PLAIN. The film starts on a cold winter’s night in China in 1997, where we meet Li Fei and Shu. Li Fei desperately wants to escape her town and takes lessons from her more fortunate neighbors to better her chances of doing so. Shu, the angsty teenager next door, holds a soft spot for Li Fei and the two build an unlikely bond. As a series of murders strike their city, Shu ends up being recruited by an undercover detective. Yet the murders mysteriously stop without the cops knowing who the perpetrator could be. Flash forward eight years later, when Shu and Li Fei have taken drastically different paths in life. Shu is now a young police officer who decides to reopen the investigation from his past, which will unexpectedly bring Li Fei back into his life. FIRE ON THE PLAIN combines romance, a whodunnit, social commentary, and a variety of twists and turns. What more could you want? —N.A.
Westfield Studio Theatre
Saturday, April 02, 2022 at 7:25 PM
Sunday, April 03, 2022 at 9:25 AM
Closed Captions: No
Audio Description: No
English Subtitles: Yes
International Narrative Competition
Zhou Dongyu, Liu Haoran, Mei Ting, Wang Xuebing, Yuan Hong