Original Title : Free and Easy
English Title : Free and Easy
Country : China
Language : Mandarin
Year : 2017
Runtime : 99 mins
Director : Jun Geng Venue: City Pride Kothrud
Screen: Screen 2
Showtime: 14th Jan 2018, 12.00 Noon. Venue: Mangla
Screen: Screen 3
Showtime: 16th Jan 2018, 4.00 p.m.
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Free and Easy is sneaky and funny look at petty criminals in a small town in northern China. An old industrial city in northwest China, now deserted and covered in snow, is the picturesque backdrop of this absurd history. A soap seller arrives there, a crime happens, and from that moment on, they begin to appear absurd and strange characters who face each other with tragicomic results. In China, nothing can be said directly against the Government and, its policies. What may seem to be a somewhat random film about con-men in an impoverished city is, at its heart, an eloquent and important film. It is a silent scream for revolution and change set against the beautiful cinematic landscape of China.