The Door

China | 2017 | 111 min. (incl. 7 min. short film) | Liang Dong

A working-class auto mechanic discovers a magical door to an alternate world in which his life choices made him a wealthy playboy who seemingly has it all. Fantastical comic moments lead to self-reflection as he discovers that cross-dimensional existence has its problems.

Thursday, June 8, 2017

  • Purchased Tickets
  • Limited Availability
  • On Standby
  • Matinee

AMC Pacific Place

7:00 PM Date has passed SOn Standby Director Liang Dong, producers Shuo Shen, Wei Sun, Jingxi Liao scheduled to attend

Friday, June 9, 2017

  • Purchased Tickets
  • Limited Availability
  • On Standby
  • Matinee

AMC Pacific Place

4:00 PM Date has passed Director Liang Dong, producers Shuo Shen, Wei Sun, Jingxi Liao scheduled to attend

Picture your life. Through all your trials and tribulations, wins and losses, ups and downs, decisions large and small, one thing is certain: Your life is categorically yours. Now imagine you found a door to a parallel dimension that contained everything you lost, everything you gave up. Would you venture into that new world, or stay put? Tianle has found that door, hidden behind his cabinet, and he wastes no time crossing the threshold. In this new world, he seems to have it all: a college crush-turned-international-celebrity is now his girlfriend, and he's gone from lowly mechanic to respected CEO of a high-class automobile manufacturer, lording over the same people who, one world over, made his life miserable. But perceived perfection comes with a price, discovering that his barren wife in World A now has children in World B…but with someone else. Worse, his emotional support group is in tatters in World B, finding his beloved mother deceased. As Tianle's seemingly flawless new existence crumbles around him, he travels back and forth between the two worlds, each trip causing more disastrous ripples in his newly complicated life. The Door considers the many choices buried in everyone's heart and encourages us to tackle them head-on.

Director Biography

Chinese director Liang Dong makes his debut with the film The Door, using this time-travel fantasy to unveil his creative caliber in filmmaking.

Sponsored by  WASA North America Group, Hainan Airlines, Beijing Film Academy

  • Original Language Title: Wan Mei You Duo Mei
  • Director: Liang Dong
  • Principal Cast: Jiang Wu, Jiang Qingin, Zhu Xu, Fu Ying, Li Naiwen
  • Premiere Status: North America
  • Country: China
  • Year: 2017
  • Running Time: 111 min. (incl. 7 min. short film)
  • Producer: Shuo Shen, Sun Wei
  • Screenplay: Liang Dong
  • Cinematographers: Xie Zheng Yu
  • Editors: Liang Dong
  • Music: Dong Dongdong
  • Filmography: Debut Feature Film
  • Language: Chinese
  • Has Subtitles: Yes
  • Format: DCP

Preceded by Short Film: "The Sea"

This film will be preceded by the short film "The Sea" (China | 2016 | 7 minutes | Li Yifan)

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