Asian Next Wave Competition
When a drunken passenger causes Lao Shi to swerve and hit a motorcyclist, the driver stops to help the injured man. When no police or ambulance arrive he drives the victim to the hospital, checks him in and finds himself liable for the man’s medical bills. The repercussions of Shi’s selfless act expose a society rife with bone-chilling callousness and bureaucratic indifference. On the verge of losing his cab, his job and his family, Lao Shi (in a magnificent performance by Chen Gang) has to resort to desperate measures to survive.
About the Director:
Johnny Ma was born in Shanghai and raised in Canada. He studied film at Columbia University. His short films are The Robbery, Play, The Genius from Quintino, and A Grand Canal. Old Stone is his first feature film.