Walking Past The Future 


2018 Shanghai International Film Festival- China Movie Channel Media Award (Best Screenplay, Best Female Newcomer, Best Male Newcomer)
2017 AFI Fest- Audience Award (World Cinema)
2017 Cannes Film Festival- Un Certain Regard Award
Film Festivals:
2017 Cannes Film Festival
2017 Busan Film Festival
2017 Philadelphia International Film Festival

2017 Taipei Golden Horse Film Festival
2017 AFI Fest
2018 Singapore Chinese Film Festival





Directed by Li Ruijun (“River Road”, 2014), “Walking Past the Future” is a Chinese drama that tells the story of a daughter (Yang Zishan; “Battle of Memories”, 2017) who risks her life to take part in a series of medical experiments in order to provide for her family. The film honestly reflects the harsh reality of the poor people who strive to survive with a dim hope of the future in modern China. “Walking Past the Future” is officially reviewed at 2017 Cannes Film Festival. 

A daughter (Yang Zishan) of aging migrant workers is coping with the harsh reality when their dream of a better future is crumbling in the era of drastic changes in China. With a dim hope of providing her family a home of their own, the daughter takes part in a series of high-paid medicine experiments with tragic consequences.






Yang Zishan, Yin Fang

Director: Li Ruijun
Duration (min) : 128 min (tbc), Th/Ed
Version: Theatrical, Edited
Grade: PG-13
Genre: Drama
Language: Mandarin
Subtitles: Chinese and English/ English





Worldwide except China