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Beijing Flickers (2012)

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A profile of marginalized twentysomethings in Beijing, where one suicidal man is dealing with being abandoned by his girlfriend, another encounters relationship problems of his own, while a third tries to handle losing his roommate.

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All Critics (4) | Top Critics (1)

Mr. Zhang, whose wide-screen compositions have an unfussy elegance, mostly manages his balancing act. His measured style gives the film a steady-as-she-goes ballast even as it follows impulsive, unsettled lives.

January 9, 2013 | Rating: 3.5/5 | Full Review…

In despair at a rock club, San Bao tries to eat a drinking glass. Later, in his hospital room, his bandaged mouth becomes a nice visual metaphor for the silencing of the unmonied, the voicelessness of the dispossessed.

July 15, 2013 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…

Some of the film's ragged plot threads could've been snipped...but a solid cast brings life to a familiar experience halfway around the world.

July 4, 2013 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

Zhang's message is universal: whether in Beijing, London or Edinburgh, one should turn to friends in times of adversity.

June 20, 2013 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

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