Isle to Isle Screenings : The Fourth Portrait

Black Kettle

Tuesday, 14 August 2018
8:00pm - 10:00pm MYT

After his father’s death, 10 year-old Xiang is sent live with his mother and a stepfather he barely knows. But a lurking threat of unspoken violence surrounds him in his new home. Scorned and resented at home and lost in the world at large, Xiang turns portraiture a way of understanding the life unfurling around him. One night, Xiang dreams of his elder brother who went missing, his subconscious gradually bringing to light a startling secret revealed in his drawings.

Director: Chun Mong Hong

Running Time: 98 minutes

Language: Mandarin (with English subtitles)