interfilm Festival

Focus On: China

CHI 03 China 03 How to make a Living


Money, greed, generosity. Sometimes the fear of dire circumstances brings out the best in people, sometimes it drives them to acts of desperation. The protagonists in this program are often responsible not only for themselves but for others, making self-sacrifice an untenable option. These films show that in spite of adverse circumstances and injustice, sympathy may win out in the end.

Screening

16.11.16, 20:00h, Babylon 3
19.11.16, 21:45h, Eiszeit

The Beijing Vendor

The Beijing Vendor

Wang, Jin

China, 2015

21:00 min

Category: Live Action

Defu gives up his booth at the market so that he can care for his pregnant wife. When the market proprietor refuses to return his deposit, Defu makes a momentous decision.

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The Theory of Evolution

The Theory of Evolution

Su, Juanman

China, 2015

03:30 min

Category: Animation

The tough world of work too often resembles a fight for survival.

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90 Days

90 Days

Yeung, Timothy

Canada, United States, China, Hong Kong SAR of China, 2014

18:30 min

Category: Live Action

Li Jans first day in Hong Kong sends her to the darkest streets of the red light district. By means of prostitution, she hopes to earn money for her family.

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Life Smartphone

Life Smartphone

Xie, Cheng Lin

China, 2015

03:00 min

Category: Animation

Smartphones have become our constant companions. Selfie here, selfie there. It can all end fatally.

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Cloud & Mud

Cloud & Mud

Dong, Acheng

China, 2014

14:47 min

Category: Live Action

A hungry, downtrodden man stands before a shop filled with steaming rolls. When the shop owner gives him two, the man doesn’t realize what he’s getting himself into.

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The Doomed Way

The Doomed Way

Guo, Sanpi

China, 2016

29:00 min

Category: Live Action

A truck driver, his boss, and a restaurant owner—the lives of these three men are fatefully entwined. Liang is the breadwinner of his family by transporting coal. He works hard to raise his wife and daughter, and also to pay his debt. Wang Donghua (boss

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