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Zhengfan Yang

P&I Selection 2022

  • 90'
  • United States
  • 2022

Like many, throughout 2020 Chinese-born, US-based filmmaker Zhengfan Yang (Where Are You Going, IFFR 2016) looked closer at his immediate surroundings. From his apartment complex in Chicago, the filmmaker records ostensibly quotidian scenes: people walking, window cleaners, street sweepers; life viewed from inside a bubble.

This seemingly safe bubble is soon overlayed by audio excerpts from local police radio. At a time when US law enforcement came under particular attack, the audio track reveals a more complex reality, without taking sides. Through the police response team radio communications, brief insights into various unconnected urban realities follow each other in quick succession: from absurd or seemingly trivial scenes, to violent eruptions. The contrasting visual and audio layers provide an exceptional personal reflection, during a simmering historical moment, in an exceptional year spent in isolation.

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Available on Festival Scope Pro from 26 January 9:00 CET to 9 February 9:00 CET



Director
Zhengfan Yang
Country of production
United States
Year
2022
Festival Edition
P&I Selection 2022
Length
90'
Medium
DCP
Language
English
Producers
Shengze Zhu, Zhengfan Yang
Production Company
Burn The Film
Sales
Burn The Film
Cinematography
Zhengfan Yang
Editor
Zhengfan Yang
Sound Design
Zhengfan Yang