Documentary Film: Lotus Ferry
Apr 16, 2011 Saturday 19:00
1F, Associate Mission Building (Shanghai 169 Yuanmingyuan Road)
Director Zhou Hongbo
2006, China, by Zhou Hongbo, 60min.
This was a residential area near an old pier; there were many old factories buildings, old churches, underground theaters, long and winding streets and famous historical buildings. This is a part of Shanghai.
A pair of siblings barely making a living in a barbershop, a homeless senior that is fluent in English, and a young man that owns a fruit stands. To these individuals, Dongjiadu is their home. This film reflected the ongoing changes taking place in modern China, through the sense of happiness and suffering of these individuals’ daily lives.
There’s no narration, no texts that further assist on its point of view, no interrogations on the individuals while they are on the camera. The film is viewed through the shoes of an innocent bystander, only there to watch, never insert, only to describe, never to judge, and as a result, life is not a fragment or data anymore, life itself is under the spotlight.
About the Director
Graduated from Beijing Film Acadamy
Director at Art Channel at SMG
About Visible and the Invisible City
This is a colossal city, a city where the line between fantasy and reality is almost non-existent, strangely familiar. Living in this enormous entity, some choose to be indifferent, apathetic, and others lived their life with autopilot on, everyone matching on their own rhythm as the time progresses. Many things that we have taken for granted disappeared over night, while other things that we never thought about would be possible appeared out of the thin air. Let us submerge ourselves in those images, to view, to reminisce, to imagine and to indulge.... Read More
Free admission, No need for reservation.