Synopsis:
 « Qianmen » is a popular neighbourhood in the very heart of Beijing just south of Tiananmen Square. In the perspective of the 2008 Olympic games, the city has decided to «rehabilitate» the 500 year old labyrinth of small streets « Hutong » where more than 80000 people live.
The film follows this long transformation process, from one reality to another. Sequence after sequence, like pieces of a puzzle, appears the portrait of a neighbourhood ; a story of nowadays China. 
Recent selection(s):
DOK Leipzig - International Leipzig Festival for Documentary and Animated Film (Leipzig)
Festival dei Popoli - International Documentary Film Festival (Florence)
FIFF - Festival International du Film Francophone de Namur (Namur)
Songes d'une nuit DV (Saint-Denis)
Split Film Festival - International Festival of New Films (Split)
Doclisboa - International Film Festival (Lisbon)
Beeld voor Beeld - Documentary Film Festival (Amsterdam)
Freiburg Film Forum (Freiburg)
Ischia Film Festival (Ischia)
Docudays UA - International Human Rights Documentary Film Festival
Recent award(s):
Cinéma du Réel - Festival International de Films Documentaires (Paris)
Traces de vies - Rencontres du film documentaire (Clermont-Ferrand)
Director's filmography:
- Xia Hai (Feature)
- Chocolate city - Eldorado (Feature)
- Tenir ma route (2000)
- A big lake (Vies nouvelles) (2004 - TV)
- Première Nuit à Beijing (2007 - Short)
- Dans les décombres (Qian Men Qian) (2008 - Feature)
- Bitter Flowers (2017 - Feature)
Type:
Feature
Genre:
Doc
Year of production:
2008
Status:
Finished
Runtime:
86'
Original Version:
français
Majority:
Yes