ANIMAL WORLD

Directed: Lam Can-zhao 2018 | 71 min.
Country: China
Languages: Chinese, English
Genres: Drama, Comedy

Synopsis:
In the spring of 2017, after finishing the documentary Animal World, the independent filmmaker Ouyang Dong turned his camera to a foreign woman, Mary, played by an inflatable doll who was nearly drowned. However, in the process of filming Mary, Ouyang Dong ran into various difficulties. Moments of anger and helpless, he left the hospital with Marry. In the meantime, the police have spread their net very widely. A surprising climax awaits Ouyang Dong…

Director’s Statement:
In the spring of 2017, the Chinese independent film movement found new challenges, new drawbacks, and new inspirations.

Screenings / Awards:
Carthage Film Festival: World premiere, Tunisia, Nov, 2018
Barcelona Asian Film Festival, Spain, Nov, 2018
Salamindanaw Asian Film Festival: Best Asian Film, Philippines, Nov, 2018
Santander Festival Internacional de Cine Independiente, Colombia, Jan, 2019

TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS
Country of production: China
Running length: 71 minutes / B&W
Year of release: 2018
Language: Chinese, English
Subtitles: English/Chinese
Screening format: Blu-ray/MOV
Aspect ratio: 4:3
Sound: Stereo

Film Reviews

“For its dynamic exploration of the meta-cinema that also expands its humor and nuances to the limitations of an official film industry. The film mimics as well as defies its own language and traditions to not only comment on the inevitability of state censorship, but interact with its own processes of hypocrisy and duplicity, where the simple beauty and idea of a shot is also its most effective rebellion.”

                                                                                                                             — SAFF

ANIMAL WORLD

Directed: Lam Can-zhao 2018 | 71 min.
Country: China
Languages: Chinese, English
Genres: Drama, Comedy

Synopsis:
In the spring of 2017, after finishing the documentary Animal World, the independent filmmaker Ouyang Dong turned his camera to a foreign woman, Mary, played by an inflatable doll who was nearly drowned. However, in the process of filming Mary, Ouyang Dong ran into various difficulties. Moments of anger and helpless, he left the hospital with Marry. In the meantime, the police have spread their net very widely. A surprising climax awaits Ouyang Dong…

Director’s Statement:
In the spring of 2017, the Chinese independent film movement found new challenges, new drawbacks, and new inspirations.

Screenings / Awards:
Carthage Film Festival: World premiere, Tunisia, Nov, 2018
Barcelona Asian Film Festival, Spain, Nov, 2018
Salamindanaw Asian Film Festival: Best Asian Film, Philippines, Nov, 2018
Santander Festival Internacional de Cine Independiente, Colombia, Jan, 2019

TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS
Country of production: China
Running length: 71 minutes / B&W
Year of release: 2018
Language: Chinese, English
Subtitles: English/Chinese
Screening format: Blu-ray/MOV
Aspect ratio: 4:3
Sound: Stereo

Film Reviews

“For its dynamic exploration of the meta-cinema that also expands its humor and nuances to the limitations of an official film industry. The film mimics as well as defies its own language and traditions to not only comment on the inevitability of state censorship, but interact with its own processes of hypocrisy and duplicity, where the simple beauty and idea of a shot is also its most effective rebellion.”

                                                                                                                             — SAFF