New Directors/New Films 2014: Trap Street

When 28 Mar 2014 - 29 Mar 2014
Where Multiple locations
Enquiry (212) 708–9480
Now in its 43rd year, the renowned New Directors/New Films festival, presented jointly by The Museum of Modern Art and the Film Society of Lincoln Center, introduces New York audiences to the work of emerging or not-yet established filmmakers from around the world.

Related Film Screenings & Discussions with Director:
Friday, March 28, 6:30pm at The Walter Reade Theater, Lincoln Center

Saturday, March 29, 4pm at The Roy and Niuta Titus Theater 1, MoMA

Directed by Vivian Qu. Notions of surveillance and observation are turned inside out in Trap Street, producer Vivian Qu’s first turn as a director. While surveying city streets for a digital-mapping company, engineer Qiuming catches sight of Lifen, a beautiful young woman. Immediately smitten, he follows her to a street that doesn’t appear on any map or even a GPS. In between his other gigs—installing security cameras, sweeping hotel rooms for electronic bugs—he tries to get to know this alluring stranger. And he does—sort of. But as he tries to learn more about her, events take on disturbing overtones, and the mystery, as well as the paranoia, deepens from there. Noir in tone, and a great representation of the newest generation of Chinese filmmakers, Trap Street is a bold story of who is really watching who that, while firmly embedded in the current cultural context of China, could happen to any one of us. 94 min.

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