If you've read about iconoclastic director Zhang Yuan on the Vanguard blog, then you probably got tickets for a screening of his new film, Beijing Flickers, playing at the Festival.
What? You didn't? Well, here's what Twitter is saying about the movie and it should change your mind:
Beijing Flickers: The trials of 4 teens making it in the big city thru an oppressed man's eyes. Its raw, heartbreaking + it hurts~ #TIFF12
— / satty ketchum (@satyyy) September 12, 2012
File under odd film fest coincidences: BEIJING FLICKERS and FRANCES HA, both tales of luckless, post-college kids struggling in cities #TIFF
— Anthony Kaufman (@antkaufman) September 11, 2012
@tiff_net screening of Beijing Flickers. Beautifully shot film and script. Kind of like the Chinese version of #RENT #TIFF12 @thebloorcinema
— Louroz Mercader (@LourozMercader) September 11, 2012
Absolutely loved the premier of Beijing Flickers tonight. Highly recommend you all go see it this week #tiff #toronto #film
— Shannon Leigh Busta (@Busta_) September 11, 2012
Beijing Flickers was really cool, maybe what Salinger would have made if he was Chinese and directed movies #TIFF12
— Alexander Griffith (@alexgriffith24) September 9, 2012
Now go and get a ticket for the last screening of Beijing Flickers, Sunday September 16 at 9:30PM, at TIFF BELL LIGHTBOX 4. You're welcome.