Special Screening | Taming the horse by Gu Tao

Special Screening | Taming the horse by Gu Tao

Dong is a dreamer who has lost his way. Born on the plains of Inner Mongolia, and transplanted to the economic frenzy of southern China, he is forced to confront the realities of age, family and a changing society. Over the course of a year, filmmaker Gu Tao accompanies Dong in his labyrinthine quest. The resulting portrait is of a difficult and divisive young man; a sympathetic record on the human condition in contemporary China; a raw cry for truth, a longing for a better life.

The screening will be followed by a Q&A with the director Gu Tao.

Tao Gu was born in Wenchuan, Si Chuan Province in China. He initiated his artistic endeavors in 1998 as an experimental radio host in China, and soon after began exploring a variety of creative media. From 2004 to 2007, he studied in Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema, Concordia University in Montreal, Canada, majoring in Film Production. Upon his arrival in Canada, his cinematic work shifted towards experimental filmmaking. The films he created have been shown in over 60 film/art festivals worldwide, including Yamagata International Documentary Film Festival, Sundance Film Festival, International Film Festival Rotterdam, Toronto International film festival, and won numerous world-renowned prizes including “The Special Jury Prize” at International Short Film Festival-Clermont-Ferrand, “Best Director” at Curta Cinema Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, “Canadian Top 10” at Toronto International Film Festival. The Globe and Mail complimented Tao’s film as “the high-art side of Canada's Sundance roster” (Guy, Dixon, Jan. 20, 2011).



The screening will be followed by a Q&A with the director Gu Tao.
15.12.2017 20:00
30 RMB
The tickets for the screenings can be purchased at the Media library (opening from Tuesday to Sunday 10:30 – 19:00) or via the ticket machine of the French Institute in Beijing.


Institut français of Beijing

Guangcai International Mansion, 18 Gongti Xilu

Chaoyang district, Beijing, Beijing


Phone : 010-6553 2627






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