Director – Bai Xue – 2018– China – Cert. 12a – 99m
Border crossings of no return. A Chinese teenage girl who regularly travels from Shenzhen into Hong Kong becomes involved with a gang smuggling iPhones across the frontier – available to rent online in the new Chinese Cinema Season 2021 in the UK & Ireland.
Sixteen-year-old Peipei (Huang Yao) lives in Shenzhen, but goes to school in neighbouring Hong Kong. She has to cross the China-Hong Kong border on a daily basis, waved through by border officials with better things to do than stop, question or search schoolgirls. She lives in a cramped apartment. Her father is rarely there because he works the night shift at a shipping yard, where she sometimes visits him. Her gambling mother often invites friends over to play Mahjong… Read more.
The Crossing is available to rent online in the new Chinese Cinema Season 2021 in the UK & Ireland.
UK Theatrical: Friday, March 22nd 2019.
Festivals: London East Asia Film Festival (LEAFF) 2018.
Review originally published in DMovies.org.