Qiu Sheng’s absorbing, dreamy feature debut connects and intertwines the stories of two characters linked by chance. Xiahao is part of an engineering team investigating the cause of subsidence prior to construction works on a subway. While wandering through the empty suburb to identify the source of the problem, he walks into a primary school where he finds a diary chronicling the story of a boy also by the name of Xiahao which may contain prophecies about his own life.
The screening of Suburban Birds is presented by the East Asia Film Festival Ireland and is organised in association with the Dublin Chinese New Year Festival
The screening will follow the announcement of the programme for the 3rd East Asia Film Festival Ireland (第三届爱尔兰东亚电影节), 11-14 April 2019 (2019年4月11日－14日). See eaffi.ie for more details.
Notes by Marie-Pierre Richard