Post Truth

In the satirical comedy Post Truth, the pervasive influence of the worldwide web serves as a backdrop, highlighting its potential of highly destructive rumor-spreading. Pingan, a recently released cemetery salesman, undertakes a challenging quest to clear the name of his deceased client, ‘accused’ of having earnt her fortune at an escort service. Despite her noble act of donating her earnings to charity before her passing, rumors tarnish her legacy, prompting calls to relocate her tomb. Refusing to believe the baseless accusations, Pingan delves into the origin of the rumors.

Director Da Peng adeptly explores the perils of online rumors and cyberbullying in Post Truth, shedding light on their profound impact on individuals’ lives. Through a comedic lens, the film delivers a poignant commentary on the dangers of unchecked online discourse. The film has resonated with audiences and critics alike, earning acclaim for its thought-provoking narrative and entertaining execution. Surpassing $100 million at the Chinese box office, it stands as a timely, compelling and very, very entertaining examination of contemporary social issues.

Da Peng, originally named Dong Chengpeng, is a Chinese film director, actor, screenwriter, and producer. He gained widespread recognition with his directorial debut Pancake Man (2015), which was a significant commercial success in China, grossing $160 million at the box office.

Fri Apr 26, 2024 | 21:00

Red Lotus 2024

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China 2023
112 Min | Color | Chinese with English subtitles

Directed by DA Peng

Screenplay SU Biao, DA Peng Cinematography QIAN Tiantian Editing TU Yiran Sound HUANG Zheng Production design DU Guangyu
Cast DA peng, LI Xueqin, YIN Zheng, WANG Xun, WANG Shengdi, MA Li, Victoria SONG, BAI Yu
World sales Parallax Films

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