Remains of the Hot Day

Re tian wu hou

Still from Remains of the Hot Day (2024)
Courtesy of Berlinale © Trembling Flame Films

VERDICT: A wonderfully observed sketch of a family lunch in late-1990s China that not only captures period mood but is compiled from glimpses of myriad miniature dramas.

Very little of real consequence happens in Wenqian Jiang’s Remains of the Hot Day. It is not a fil
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