Panorama 2011
Buddha Mountain
  • Director: Li Yu

    Born in China's Shangdong province in 1973. Li Yu began her career as a television program guest presenter at a very young age. In her later professional life, she has written novels as well as shot documentaries. In the year 2000, she shot her début feature film Fish and Elephant.

China,  2011,  105 min.

Set against the backdrop of the mountainous scenery of the Chengdu region of China, the film weaves together two narratives, that of a retired Peking Opera singer with that of three young friends who have just left their family homes. The destinies of these people intertwine to bring a final reconciliation that allows for greater understanding and acceptance between the generations, and reflects on the meaning of being together forever.