An Elephant Sitting Still Trailer & Clips


An Elephant Sitting Still (also know as Da xiang xidi erzuo) full movie is released on Mar 08, 2019. Watch An Elephant Sitting Still online - the Mandarin Drama movie from China , which has achieved a worldwide gross of $39,599. An Elephant Sitting Still is directed by Bo Hu and created by Bo Hu with Yu Zhang and Yuchang Peng. An Elephant Sitting Still is available online on Kanopy and Fandor.

In the northern Chinese city of Manzhouli, they say there is an elephant that simply sits and ignores the world. Manzhouli becomes an obsession for the protagonists of this film, a longed-for escape from the downward spiral in which they find themselves. Among them is schoolboy Bu, on the run after pushing Shuai down the stairs, who was bullying him previously. Bu's classmate Ling has run away from her mother and fallen for the charms of her teacher. Shuai's older brother Cheng feels responsible for the suicide of a friend. And finally, along with many other characters whose fates are inextricably bound together, there's Mr. Wang, a sprightly pensioner whose son wants to offload him onto a home. In virtuoso visual compositions, the film tells the story of one single suspenseful day from dawn to dusk, when the train to Manzhouli is set to depart.

As know as:

Da xiang xidi erzuo, 大象席地而坐, 象は静かに座っている, Un elefante sentado y quieto, Слон сидит спокойно

Release Date:

Mar 08, 2019

Release Date (Streaming):

Nov 21, 2019





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Production Companies:

Dongchun Films

Gross worldwide:



Ben Sachs
Chicago Reader
The most audacious debut feature from mainland China since Wang Bing's nine-hour documentary West of the Tracks (2002).
by rottentomatoes, Mar 10, 2020
Amy Nicholson
FilmWeek (KPCC - NPR Los Angeles)
I wanted to connect with it, but I am the monster who could not get into the four-hour tragic movie.
by rottentomatoes, Sep 24, 2019
Justin Chang
Los Angeles Times
[Hu] has given us a triumph of bold sociopolitical critique and intimate human portraiture, and a reminder that you rarely encounter the one without the other.
by rottentomatoes, Mar 21, 2019

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