Cathy Yan directs Haoyu Yang, Mason Lee and Meng Li in this ensemble drama where a half dozen disparate characters suffer ups and downs in capitalist China.
Nice mosaic plotting, memorable personalities, strong vision. One or two of the threads don’t really stretch any further than their initial concept but nothing outstays its welcome. The ending is optimistic if not particularly believable. You saying there’ll be no emotional fallout after certain relationships are betrayed?! I’m a fan of this multi character form… Altman, Dazed and Confused, Pulp Fiction, Holding On, etc. This is the best and most naturally entertaining recent example.
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