The Ark of Mr. Chow

A group of bright teenagers are recruited for a special college program for young geniuses only to find themselves socially awkward among their more normal peers. "The Ark of Mr. Chow" is a satirical take on the Chinese education system and how it emphasizes academic excellence over a student's overall personal development, especially outside of the academic curriculum. The director, Xiao Yang, was part of the class and draws on his personal experiences with the system to paint a lighthearted but accurate portrayal of what its like to grow up too intelligent for your own good.

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Credits

Director:

  • Xiao Yang

Cast:

  • Sun Honglei
  • Zhou Dongyu
  • Dong Zijian
  • Wang Yuexin
  • Zhao Lixin
  • Cici Wang
  • Li Jiaqi
  • Liu Xilong

Writers:

  • Zhang Ji
  • Xiao Yang

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