Where Are You Going
Like any futuristic megacity, Hong Kong is certainly a dream place but does not it steal our dreams and identities? Making a spectacular trip through its locations, we encounter different people who literally become invisible trying not to fall down from this 'top of the world'. A fascinating road movie and a profound anthropological essay.
Contemporary Hong Kong seen through a windscreen. This dream city exists in perpetual motion, it is tempting and seducing, it imposes unreal dreams on us and then steals them away because they hardly ever come true. Filmmaker Yang Zhengfan spent five years there and always felt like an outsider, as if there was unbreakable glass between him and the city. Glass that at once protects and detaches. He recorded the personal experiences of different inhabitants of Hong Kong who are trying not to fall off the highest step of this 'evolutionary ladder', as they see it. The urge to be there is almost irresistible, but while pursuing this goal you lose something you have by default - a sense of belonging, family or just yourself. Where Are You Going is a spectacular and brilliantly composed road movie covering the topography of Hong Kong, as well as an anthropological study of 'economic man' in a time of crisis.