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I LOVE BEIJING



 
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The third film in director Ning Ying's "Beijing Trilogy," this romantic drama follows the fortunes of a young cab driver who is depressed because of a recent divorce. He turns his personality around to become a ladies man, wooing a waitress, a librarian, and then a talk-show host. Lost in the dating wars, he longs to find the love of his life in the rapidly changing city of Beijing. The trilogy is structured around different generations and their responses to the fast-paced lifestyle and rapid changes of China's capital city. While I Love Beijing focuses on the heartbreak of young love, For Fun concerns the elderly and China's disappearing traditions and cultural values, and On the Beat features middle-aged characters who can't cope with the "new China." Winner of the Don Quixote Award at the Berlin Film Festival.

Ning Ying---China---2000---99 mins.