In the summer of 1976 a swarm of dragonflies engulfs the town of Tangshan, leaving inhabitants perplexed. But when the ground starts to rumble they realise that it is a sign of something bad and they soon find themselves amid one of the most destructive earthquakes in history ...
AFTERSHOCK (唐山大地震; 2010) Intro by author Zhang Li at TIFF 2010 09.17.10
Full introduction by author Zhang Li of Feng Xiaogang's epic drama of the aftereffects of the 1976 Tangshan earthquake. Li, who lives in Toronto, wrote the novel on which the film is based.