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A tired steel worker listens as her colleagues gossip. After a while, she escapes into the lush, flower-filled meadows of her imagination. The eight trigrams of the title refer to a traditional practice of fortune-telling in China. When the expression eight trigrams occurs nowadays, it means chitchat. Huang Xiang questions the relationship between illusion and reality. Universal order or idle talk? All a question of perspective.
This film is part of the special series "Chinese Independent Cinema".