|An Elephant Sitting Still ( Da xiang xi di er zuo ): 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.