Beijing Flickers (You-Zhong) by Zhang Yuan (China, 2012, 96 min.). San Bao is a young man left behind by Beijing’s fabulous new wealth, having just lost his job, his apartment, and the woman he loves. Despite these setbacks, he has moments of euphoria amid his own despair, as he roams the sleek, shifting city with other soulful, cash-poor dreamers and misfits. Such heavenly losers form the vital spirit of Beijing in acclaimed director Zhang Yuan’s gorgeously gritty, angst-ridden portrait of youthful disaffection and perseverance in the teeth of heartbreak, ruthless inequality, and unfeeling ambition. In Mandarin with English subtitles.