In the city of Manzhouli, there is an elephant that simply sits and ignores the world, believed to be the path to salvation by a cast of disparate characters. Among them is schoolboy Bu, on the run after pushing Shuai down the stairs. Bu's classmate Ling has fallen for the charms of her teacher. Shuai's brother Cheng feels responsible for a friend’s suicide. And Mr. Wang is a pensioner whose son wants to send him to a home. An Elephant Sitting Still tells the story of one single day from dawn to dusk, when the train to Manzhouli is set to depart.

 

In Mandarin with English subtitles

 

Director: Hu Bo
Writer: Hu Bo
Producer: Dongyan Fu 
Cast: Yu Zhang, Yuchang Peng, Uvin Wang, Congxi Li, Xiang Rong Dong
Cinematographer: Chao Fan    
Editor: Hu Bo
Country: China
Runtime: 230 minutes