Li Wen at East Lake

  • 117'
  • China
  • 2015
East Lake (Dong Hu) is a scenic area in the city of Wuhan, threatened by new amusement parks, high-rises and even an airport. ‘East Lake is getting smaller and smaller, but it's bigger and bigger in my memory,’ wrote a friend to the Canada-based Chinese filmmaker Li Luo as a result of the development.
In a lucid way, the film investigates how the lake is linked to the people, leading to reflection on identity and survival in today’s China. The form is varied and free. Li uses documentary as well as fictional style elements, and often an ironic mixture of both.
The film is also a portrait of a police officer who reluctantly has to trace an unstable man who has been seen around East Lake. The officer is played by the intriguing Li Wen, a cynical forty-something with a weakness for photos from the era of the Cultural Revolution, which also put in an appearance in Emperor Visits the Hell (Li's previous award-winning film).

Director
Li Luo
Premiere
World premiere
Country of production
China
Production Year
2015
Festival Edition
IFFR 2015
Length
117'
Medium
File
Original title
Li Wen man you Dong Hu
Language
Mandarin
Producer
Li Luo
Production Company
Luo Li Films
Sales
Luo Li Films
Screenplay
Li Luo
Cinematography
Li Luo, Ren Jie
Editor
Li Luo
Production Design
Zi Jie
Sound Design
Li Jun
Music
Wu Feng
Cast
Li Wen, Zuo Yan
Local Distributor
Hubert Bals Fund
Website
http://luolifilms.wordpress.com