Disorder (Xianshi shi quoqu de weilai)

Part of Tales from the New Chinese Cinema
Saturday, April 30, 2011, 5:00 p.m.

Introduced by series curator, Cheng-Sim Lim

Dir. Huang Weikai. 2009, 58 mins. Digital projection. A splendid original experiment in translating urban texture onto the screen. Huang Weikai collected more than 1,000 hours of footage shot by amateurs and journalists in the streets of Guangzhou. He then selected about twenty incidents, reworked the images into quasi-surreal, grainy black and white, and montaged them to create a kaleidoscopic view of the great southern metropolis, in all its vibrant chaos.

Preceded by:
Condolences (Weiwen)
Dir. Ying Liang. 2009. 20 mins. Digital projection. Unfolding through a brilliantly composed one-shot sequence, this award-winning film reconstructs the cruel aftermath of a highly mediatized bus accident.

Free with Museum admission.

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