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  "Shun Li and the Poet" tells the story of the romantic and difficult friendship between a young immigrant Chinese woman and a fisherman of Slavic origin on an island in the Venetian lagoon that is undergoing a period of economic and social change.
After working in a textile factory in the outskirts of Rome, Shun Li is transferred to the small town of Chioggia: she works as a bartender in a tavern. Bepi, nicknamed "the Poet", has been attending the little inn for years.
"Shun Li and the Poet" tells of the encounter between two worlds in crisis: the world of those who have abandoned their roots and the world of those who feel their roots transformed by economic growth.
These two worlds realize that they have the same problem. Relying more on poetry than on reality, they try to save each other. A dream-like salvation, made possible by the charm of the place, Chioggia, the lagoon and the upper Adriatic Sea. Salvation, however, hampered by the contrast between their communities, the Italian and Chinese.
Director: Andrea Segre
Cast: Zhao Tao, Rade Serbedzija, Marco Paolini, Roberto Citran, Giuseppe Battiston
Year: 2011
Length: 96 min.
Genre: Drama
Awards: 4 awards & 6 nominations
  •Best Actress (Zhao Tao): David di Donatello; Lanterna Magica Award (Andrea Segre), Lina Mangiacapre Award (Andrea Segre), FEDIC Award(Andrea Segre): Venice Film Festival
•Nominated Best Emerging Director, Best Supporting Actor (Giuseppe Battiston), Best Producer: David di Donatello; Best Emerging Director, Best Subject, Best Direct Sound: Nastri d'Argento della SNGCI
Showtimes: Columbia: April 14, 12 noon
  Boulder: April 21, 2:00 p.m.
  Detroit: April 27, 7:30 p.m.
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