The Shadowless Tower

Berlinale 2023
Competition

The Shadowless Tower

A Film by Zhang Lu

2023 - China - Drama - 1.85:1 - 144 min.

with Xin Baiqing , Huang Yao & Tian Zhuangzhuang

Language: Mandarin
Produced by Jiahan Xu

Gu Wentong, a middle-aged food critic, is drifting through the local eateries of vibrant Beijing with his younger photographer colleague Oyang. A divorcé with a 6-year-old daughter and estranged from his father for decades, he is looking for a new perspective on life while reconsidering his failings as a father, a son, and a lover. While the seasons come and go, people get together and move apart. Only one thing will remain the same: The White Pagoda where they all meet sooner or later...

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