BACHELOR MOUNTAIN

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BACHELOR MOUNTAIN

Yu Guangyi
China, 2011
Documentaries, 95min, OmeU

BACHELOR MOUNTAIN

Yu Guangyi
China, 2011
Documentaries, 95min, OmeU

Screenplay: 
Yu Guangyi
Sound: 
Yu Guangyi
Camera: 
Yu Guangyi
Yu Qiushi
Editor: 
Yu Guangyi
Yu Qiushi
Bao Wei

Production: 
Shanghai TV Documentary Channel
World Sales: 
Yu Guangyi
Format: 
Video (Digi Beta)
Color

In the forests of Heilongjiang Province, the top north of China, timber supplies have dwindled after a century of logging, and most of the local men have lost their livelihoods. Meanwhile, the allure of better jobs in nearby cities has led to an outflow of local women, resulting in a “bachelor mountain” populated by legions of lonely, impoverished, single men.
Living in a world of extreme loneliness, San Liangzi, a forty-six-year-old unemployed logger who lost his job and wife twelve years ago, has been used to talk to himself. He has been secretly enamored of Wang Meizi , the only single woman in the village for over ten years. Doing unpaid chores for her has brought pleasure to his life. He enjoys the illusion of love which gives him warmth in the tough environment and enable his soul to fly over the harsh reality. But it seems that this woman will never accept his love.