Shun Li and the Poet
A Friday free foreign film at The Depot
Bud Werner Memorial Library and the Steamboat Springs Arts Council present an award-winning Italian film directed by Andrea Segre.
WINNER! The Lux Prize awarded by the European Parliament & Best Feature Film at the London BFI Film Festival
About the film
Shun Li works in a textile factory near Rome, slowly paying off the broker that brought her from China to Italy, while saving money so she can bring her young son to join her. She is suddenly transferred to work as a bartender at a pub in a small town along the Venetian Lagoon. The pub is the hangout of the local fishermen, including Bepi, a handsome old Slav immigrant nicknamed "The Poet." A tender, delicate friendship grows between Shun Li and Bepi. But gossip soon threatens their innocent relationship, a bond that had once transcended two very different, yet not at all distant cultures.
Watch the trailer
In Italian and Mandarin with English subtitles
Run time: 98 min.
The free screening includes an award-wining short, fresh popcorn & a cash bar.