The Shadowless Tower

China, 144m, DCP

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Screened March 22–28, 2024

Gu Wentong, a middle-aged food critic, is drifting through the local eateries of vibrant Beijing with his younger photographer colleague Oyang. A divorcé with a 6-year-old daughter and estranged from his father for decades, he is looking for a new perspective on life while reconsidering his failings as a father, a son, and a lover.

While the seasons come and go, people get together and move apart. Only one thing will remain the same: The White Pagoda where they all meet sooner or later…

A Strand Releasing release

Official Selection: Berlin International Film Festival, New York Film Festival

A film by Zhang Lu

A contemplative film of quiet rewards.”

David Rooney, The Hollywood Reporter