LOS ANGELES, Aug. 14, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — In the face of chaos, which path will you choose? A compulsive gambler, depressed truck driver and an abandoned child form an unlikely bond in the crime drama THE ROAD NOT TAKEN. This gritty thriller stars Xuebing Wang (Beginning of the Great Revival), Ma Yili (Cold War), and features newcomer Gengyou Zhu (Dying to Survive). The first CMC Picture title from Cinedigm was screened at the 2018 Venice Film Festival and was the official Golden Globe submission in the Foreign Language category for China. The film highlights Cinedigm’s increasing role as a point of contact and go-to distributor for the distribution of Chinese content in North America and will be is available On Demand, Digital & DVD August 20.
Two lives converge in THE ROAD NOT TAKEN. In the depths of western China’s Gobi Desert, Yong (Xuebing) operates a dilapidated ostrich farm, which is the last throw of the dice for him as he tries to win back his ex-wife and repair his life. When his debt comes due and he is unable to repay, a little boy is left in his care. Suspecting his ex-wife might be considering another marriage, Yong can only take the boy along as he goes to find her. In three days crossing the Gobi, they meet a depressed female trucker Mei (YiLi), and the lonely trio become a pseudo-family that must protect one another from the dangers that lie ahead.
The film was directed by Gaopeng Tang and written by Tang, Zheqing Duan & Xiaojun Yue. Producers are Xin Cao, Wei Sun & Xiaochun Zhang.
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