A Tortoise’s Year of Fate

Yi zhi wu gui de ben ming nian

Still image from A Tortoise's Year of Fate.
Locarno Film Festival

VERDICT: A factory worker wrestles with a dispiriting future in this short about a fortune-telling tortoise and a desire for self-determination.

Yi Xiong’s A Tortoise’s Year of Fate takes place in a factory in China where the workers drift t
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