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An Elephant Sitting Still, Hu Bo

In the northern Chinese city of Manzhouli, they say there is an elephant that simply sits and ignores the world. Manzhouli becomes an obsession for the protagonists of this film, a longed-for escape from the downward spiral in which they find themselves. Over the course of a single, suspenseful day, the troubled lives of four desperate people unfold in this resonant film about the human condition in director Hu Bo’s first and, tragically, final feature.

This screening of An Elephant Sitting Still will start at 6 PM rather than Cinema at the Museum’s regular 7 PM showtime.

An Elephant Sitting Still
Directed by Hu Bo
2018, China, 234 minutes, 14A
Presented in Mandarin with English subtitles.

Event/Exhibition meta autogenerated block.


SaskTel Theatre

This May, Cinema at the Museum presents a series of films in honour of Asian Heritage Month. These films look at themes of family, identity, diaspora, and community from a wide range of Asian filmmakers. Throughout the month, the museum will host screenings presented in partnership with Saskatoon community organizations that speak to their values and respective communities.

Film tickets are $10; free admission for members and youth under 18.

Talks, tours and other events are admission by donation or free with membership.

May 12 at 6:00PM