Release dateSeptember 11, 2009 (2009-09-11) (Venice) GenresScience Fiction, World cinema, Chinese Movies CastHuang Xuan, Guo Tao, Tan Weiwei, Anya Similar moviesRelated Fruit Chan movies
Chengdu, I Love You (Chinese: ; translit. Chengdu, Wo Ai Ni) is a Chinese film directed by Cui Jian and Fruit Chan, and released in October 2009. Runtime is 78 minutes with languages in Mandarin and English.
A satirical comedy set during the 1976 earthquake of Tangshan, which then zips forward to 2009 offering a Matrix-like science fiction story of contemporary China.
Chengdu, I Love You had its world premiere screening in the Sala Grande at the Palazzo del Cinema on Saturday September 12, at 9:00 pm, after the awards ceremony. The 66th edition of the Venice International Film Festival was held at the Venice Lido from 2 to 12 September 2009.
However, only two of the planned three segments were screened. Director Hur Jin-hos segment set in present-day 2008 was not included, as it was developed into a stand-alone feature film titled A Good Rain Knows.
The film portrays two love stories centered around Chengdu that spans over a 52 year period in the years of 1976 and 2029.
The 1976 segment, directed by Fruit Chan, is about a family deals with the after effects of a devastating earthquake.
The 2029 segment, directed by Cui Jian, centers around young rock musicians who meet in a Chengdu bar as they pursue their musical dreams.