Mainland Noir: Chinese Crime Films
dir. Geng Jun
Winner of the Special Jury Award for Cinematic Vision, Sundance Film Festival, FREE AND EASY is an absurdist farce in which crime is the new normal.

Under a gray sky in a remote corner of northern China, a stranger arrives in town bearing magical soap—but smelling it will cost you. Nearby, a pair of bored cops try cracking a seemingly simple case. Or not. And forget religious solace; the only monk around is not what he seems. (2017, 97 min, digital)

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Yerba Buena Center for the Arts is grateful to the City of San Francisco for its ongoing support.

YBCA Programs in 17–18 are made possible in part by: The James Irvine Foundation.

Additional Funding for YBCA Programs 17–18: National Endowment for the Arts, Abundance Foundation, Grosvenor, and Members of Yerba Buena Center for the Arts.

Lead Image: Geng Jun, Free and Easy (2017); Courtesy the distributor.