Concert Hall of Zheng Daoxing / Post, Pause / Ink City / Whose Utopia / One Day (Guangzhou)

Concert Hall of Zheng Daoxing / Post, Pause / Ink City / Whose Utopia / One Day (Guangzhou)

4.8.2017, 20:00

Featuring the unique visions and realities of five artists from China’s Pearl River Delta region, this screening includes Xu Tan’s performance-biography of an ageing charismatic singer and migrant worker; Jiang Zhi’s fantastical vignettes of Shenzhen street life; Chen Shaoxiong’s ink-drawing animations of city skylines; Cao Fei’s poignant and surreal portraits of factory workers; and Zhou Tao’s quirky performance-documentary of a day lived in a Guangzhou supermarket

 

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San Yuan Li

San Yuan Li

5.8.2017, 15:30

Featuring Ou Ning, Cao Fei and U-thèque’s highly experimental documentary about San Yuan Li, a village famous for its revolt against the British during the Opium War, now a ‘village in the city’ being swallowed up by the ever-expanding Guangzhou. Includes a post-screening discussion with co-director Ou Ning

 

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Lunar Dial / Still Life

Lunar Dial / Still Life

5.8.2017, 17:10

Exploring the human effects of overdevelopment on China’s urban and rural spaces, Gao Yuan’s soulful animation of alienating urban landscapes is followed by Jia Zhangke’s lyrical melodrama set around the Three Gorges Dam project, the world’s largest power station

 

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Living Elsewhere / The Chinese Mayor

Living Elsewhere / The Chinese Mayor

5.8.2017, 19:30

Presenting two hard-hitting documentaries, this double bill looks at the harsh realities of life in China’s lesser-known provincial cities. Wang Jianwei’s intimate insights into the lives of destitute migrant labourers living in an empty villa complex outside Sichuan, is followed by Zhou Hao’s fascinating portrait of the controversial former mayor of Datong, Geng Yanbo, and his radical plans to reshape and rebrand his city for the global age

 

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Walker / Threshold / Diamond Island

Walker / Threshold / Diamond Island

6.8.2017, 13:00

Moving beyond China, this triple bill presents Tsai Ming-Liang’s elastic short-film that follows a meditating monk through the chaotic streets of Hong Kong, together with Joao Vasco Paiva’s short homage to Oshii’s Ghost in the Shell, focusing on the contours and textures of Hong Kong’s urban topographies. Davy Chou’s feature-length story of a Cambodian teenager’s initiation into Phnom Penh’s newly-privileged urban spaces considers the impact of Chinese investment beyond its borders

 

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Made in Myanmar / In Time to Come

Made in Myanmar / In Time to Come

6.8.2017, 15:30

This double bill considers the influence of global economic forces on daily life in Asia, as well as the changing symbolic power of cultural artefacts. Korean artist Lee Wan’s video details the three weeks he worked at a Chinese-owned goldmine in northern Myanmar, while In Time to Come (Asian Premiere) follows the exhuming and compilation of the official time capsule in Singapore. Includes a post-screening discussion with the director, Tan Pin Pin

 

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