I spent a while in a quiet town where, around a pond, thousand-one houses are going to be demolished. We can enter in this ghost town by a single street as the entrance of a maze. The air is stagnant, the orientation is difficult, dust hide stars.
The film deals with the fate of urbanization in China. People accept the demolitions despite themselves, as one accepts the rain. Government decisions are immutable like a natural disaster, an irrational tremor that mixes areas and eras.
Hangzhou Fine Arts Academy
RIFF : mention of the jury (Norway, 2016)
A film by Fu Le
With Ondrej Lipovski
Music : Harun Bayrakatar