Li Jiuxiao

Poster for the movie "Streetwise"

Streetwise

Dongzi relies upon Xijun’s debt collections for providing cardiac treatment to the former’s father, the years of a cold father-son relationship and an unbearable life leaving him filled with conflicted emotions. His only reprieve is Jiu’er, a young woman capable of comforting his restless agitation. However, Jiu’er was once married to Xijun’s boss, and the two of them, no longer able to bear it, resolve to leave. On the eve of their departure, Dongzi can’t … Read more

Send Me to the Clouds

Diagnosed with ovarian cancer, iron-willed journalist Sheng Nan (“Surpass Men” in Chinese) is pressured to make a quick fortune and find mind-blowing sex before the costly surgery numbs her senses. Taking on a businessman’s biography writing job, she hikes into the misty mountains, where a chain of outbursts with her dysfunctional family, grumpy client, misogynistic co-worker and dreamlike romantic interest hilariously unfold. As deeply moving as it is luminously witty, writer-director Teng Congcong’s debut waltzes … Read more