"Feels as light and refreshing as a cool breeze." - Devika Girish, New York Times

"Lyrically roams between states of being while skirting the need to explain itself." - Robert Abele, Los Angeles Times

Opens March 15 | On a wintery visit to the frigid Yanji, a city on China’s northern border, young urbanite Haofeng, visiting from Shanghai, feels adrift. When he meets the charming tour guide Nana, he’s instantly infatuated. She introduces him to her friend Xiao, and the three quickly bond, the warmth between them allowing for past traumas to be confronted and old wounds to heal. Director Anthony Chen, who won the covered Caméra d’Or at Cannes for his feature debut ILO ILO in 2013, and whose DRIFT plays at the Film Center beginning March 8, delivers a deceptively simple JULES AND JIM–esque love triangle, and a rich study of three lost souls who find each other, despite the cold. Film Center exclusive.  


Awards & Nominations

Nominee - Un Certain Regard Award, Cannes Film Festival
Winner - Excellent in Directing, Denver International Film Festival
Nominee - Best Actress (Dongyu Zhou), Asian Film Award


The Film Center is ADA accessible. This presentation will be projected without open captions. The theater is hearing-loop equipped. For accessibility requests, please email filmcenter@saic.edu