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Within 夹缝之间

Guo Dalu


Within 夹缝之间

A single mother and a police detective discover some long-hidden secrets.

Shanghai International Film Festival 2023

As a single mother, Li Qingcao experiences problems finding a good school for her daughter. Once a 'leftover child' herself, she wants to offer a brighter future for her daughter. Meanwhile, the remains of a man murdered years ago are found in Li's hometown. The decade-old murder case has now become incredibly complex and confusing, surrounded by mysteries. On a rainy night, Detective Han Yan returns to the crime scene for investigation and suddenly discovers a connection between the case and several left-behind children, unraveling both Li Qingcao’s secrets and his own in the process.

Sphinx Cinema

Sunday 17 March


90 min


Language: Mandarin

Subtitles: English

About the Director

Guo Dalu (original name: HU Jia) was born in Xinjiang. He grew up in Shanghai and studied abroad in France. In 2014, his first film Dance with Me was selected in the FIRST International Film Festival. In 2017, his film The Taste of Betel Nut was selected in the Panorama of the Berlinale, HKIFF, and won the Best Feature Film at the Seattle International Film Festival.

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