Three Adventures of Brooke
A woman lives through three different adventures with a series of colourful local characters on a solo trip in Malaysia.
Xingxi (whose name translates to Brooke in English) is traveling solo in Alor Setar, a town in Northern Malaysia. On 30 June, she discovers a puncture on her bicycle tire, which sets her off on an adventure. Then 30 June begins again: Same puncture, different adventure. Then it begins again. Over the course of her three alternate experiences in the laid-back, picturesque town, Brooke makes new friends and ruminates on life, love and belonging.
With Three Adventures of Brooke, Yuan Qing presents the possibilities afforded by just going with the flow. Though Brooke’s meandering is, on one level, mundane, Yuan Qing’s script conjures enough whimsy and emotion to fill the film with wonder and endear it to fans of Éric Rohmer.
Cast & Credits
Yuan Qing studied directing at Beijing Film Academy. Her thesis short film Human Vessel (2012) was shown at several film festivals in China and internationally. In 2016, she edited the film Mr. No Problem (directed by Mei Feng), which won the Best Artistic Contribution award at Tokyo International Film Festival. Three Adventures of Brooke is her debut feature.
Ji Wei, Fang Hanyuan, Bai Haotian
Xu Fangyi, Pascal Greggory, Ribbon Ooi
*Official Selection, Venice International Film Festival 2018
*Official Selection, Pingyao Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon International Film Festival 2018