Synopsis:
Welcome to mainland China, as it was in the 1980s. What we see here are not landscapes, monuments, political rallies, or the workings of power, but rather the materiality of daily life. This film shows us the ‘ways of doing’ or ‘ways of being’ of ordinary Chinese people. Freed from time and any historical or political perspective, we are confronted with the Otherness of Chinese culture. We see in this film the opposite of the picturesque – a slice of quotidian life that may be banal, but fascinates us all the same. Is this a kind of exoticism? Yes, if exoticism means to recognize Otherness, to realize that you are the others’ Other and so you are every bit as ‘exotic’ as they are.
Director's filmography:
Jean-Pierre Outers
- Chine87, les autres (2017 - Feature)
Violaine de Villers
- Mizike Mama (1992 - TV)
- La tête à l'envers (1993 - TV)
- Revivre (1996 - TV)
- Le vent de Mogador (1999 - TV)
- Mon enfant, ma soeur, Songe à la douleur (2005 - TV)
- Roby Comblain (2014 - Feature)
- Les Carrières de Roby Comblain (2014 - TV)
- La langue rouge (2017 - Feature)
- Chine87, les autres (2017 - Feature)
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Type:
Feature
Genre:
Doc
Year of production:
2017
Status:
Production
Runtime:
60'
Majority:
Yes
Production:
Dérives