Zhao Dayong at IFFR
The High Life
This first fiction film by a prize-winning documentary maker is a very sharp and realistic, but also dreamy and surreal urban portrait from today’s China. A young Chinese man with a fake temp agency exploits naive migrant workers in Guangzhou. But it doesn’t make him any happier.
My Father's House
In China, they call the port of Guangzhou 'Chocolate City', because so many Africans come here to trade, live and even set up churches. A young Chinese documentary maker mixes with the immigrants and makes a personal portrait of religious Africans.