Wang Yuwen (left) and Peng Yuchang in a still from Hu Bo’s critically acclaimed 2018 film, An Elephant Sitting Still.Wang Yuwen (left) and Peng Yuchang in a still from Hu Bo’s critically acclaimed 2018 film, An Elephant Sitting Still.
Wang Yuwen (left) and Peng Yuchang in a still from Hu Bo’s critically acclaimed 2018 film, An Elephant Sitting Still.

An Elephant Sitting Still: filmmaker Hu Bo’s bitter indictment of contemporary China

The tale of friends sharing the pain of existence was both a cry for help and social critique, with the director committing suicide upon the film’s completion

Topic |   Chinese language cinema
Wang Yuwen (left) and Peng Yuchang in a still from Hu Bo’s critically acclaimed 2018 film, An Elephant Sitting Still.Wang Yuwen (left) and Peng Yuchang in a still from Hu Bo’s critically acclaimed 2018 film, An Elephant Sitting Still.
Wang Yuwen (left) and Peng Yuchang in a still from Hu Bo’s critically acclaimed 2018 film, An Elephant Sitting Still.
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