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Gu Wentong, a middle-aged food critic, is drifting through the local eateries of vibrant Beijing with his younger photographer colleague Oyang. A divorcé with a 6-year-old daughter and estranged from his father for decades, he is looking for a new perspective on life while reconsidering his failings as a father, a son, and a lover.

While the seasons come and go, people get together and move apart. Only one thing will remain the same: The White Pagoda where they all meet sooner or later…

“A contemplative film of quiet rewards.”
– David Rooney, The Hollywood Reporter


“The film’s delicacy of touch comes through not only in the bittersweet love story at its centre, but in a wealth of seemingly marginal details.”
– Lee Marshall, Screen International

“Opens itself to you with its feeling for people, its grace notes and a few bravura moments that close the distance between characters beautifully.”
– Manohla Dargis, The New York Times

“Most of us realize, sooner or later, that we’re more like our parents or other family members than we care to admit. But the movie articulates that truth with a gentleness that can take your breath away…”
– Justin Chang, NPR

“Beautiful and meaningful,”
– Panos Kotzathanasis, Asian Movie Pulse

“A supremely confident piece of film-making, THE SHADOWLESS TOWER is a wistful drama that suggests unlearning yourself is just as important as knowing yourself.”
– Patrick Gamble, Little White Lies

Cast & Crew

Zhang Lu

Zhang Lu

Xu Jiahan
Peng Jin

Xin Baiqing
Huang Yao
Tian Zhuangzhuang

Film Specs

Country of Origin: China

Format: DCP/1.85/Color

Sound Format: 

Running Time: 144 minutes

Genre: Drama

Rating: Not Rated

In Mandarin with English Subtitles


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