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An Estranged Paradise

13 Mar (Sun), 3:00pm

An Estranged Paradise (1997-2002)
76 min, Mandarin with English subtitles, Digital, China

In 1997, the young artist Zhuzi and his fiancée lived in Hangzhou, the city known as ‘Heaven on Earth’. The film begins at the onset of the rainy season. As his wedding day approaches, Zhuzi becomes concerned about his health. As he repeatedly seeks medical help, he shares three encounters with three different women: a rendezvous, a chance meeting, and a reunion.

Yang Fudong (Chinese, born 1971) is a director and video artist living in Shanghai. He uses his work to examine the conflicts between traditional aesthetics and the modern urbanisation process. He explores the use of spatial methods to subvert the linearity of traditional cinema.

Courtesy of the artist and ShanghART

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