Beijing Bicycle revolves around a seventeen-year-old boy Guei (Cui) from the countryside who came to Beijing to seek work. He finds a job with a courier company, which assigns him a brand-new bicycle. After it is stolen one day, the stubborn Guei goes on a search for his missing bicycle. At the other end of the city, Jian (Li) is a schoolboy who buys Guei’s stolen bicycle from a second-hand market. When Guei’s search brings the two boys together, more than the ownership of the bicycle is brought into question. The film explores the theme of youth as well as several social issues, including class, youth delinquency, theft, and rural-urban socio-economic divisions and change.
Free entry. All are welcome.
The audience will have a chance to win a gift coupon from Platinum Cineplex.
Cineclub is a flagship project of the Bophana Center and provides a space for debate and reflection on issues related to cinema with screenings and workshops, free of charge. Screenings occur every second Saturday at 2pm.