Shun Li and the Poet
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.
"Recommended" - Video Librarian
Bonus short: Shanghai Love Market, directed by Craig Rosenthal
Sound: Stereo 2.0 and 5.1 Surround Sound
- "A poignant story...striking cinematography! A film that doesn't shy away."
- "This just might be a masterpiece!"
- "Rapturous! Exquisite!"
Awards & Recognition
Best First Feature
BFI London Film Festival
Best European Co-production
Seville Film Festival
Sedona Film Festival
Venice Film Festival
Göteborg Int'l Film Festival
Reykjavik Int'l Film Festival
Whitehead Int'l Film Festival