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A River Runs, Turns, Erases, Replaces
AUTEUR(S)-RÉALISATEUR(S)

Shengze Zhu

IMAGE

Shengze Zhu, Zhengfan Yang

SON

Shengze Zhu, Zhengfan Yang, Aymeric Dupas

MONTAGE

Shengze Zhu

PRODUCTION / DIFFUSION

Zhengfan Yang, Shengze Zhu, Burn The Film

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Burn The Film

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  • États-Unis | 2021 | 87 minutes
  • Un film de Shengze Zhu

Une étude des espaces urbains dans la ville de Wuhan, le long du fleuve Yangtsé. La ville est une scène commune où les individus se produisent de différentes façons. Certains dansent, chantent, nagent ; d’autres manient une pelle, un fer à souder, un marteau. Ce paysage évolutif est continuellement sculpté par la nature et transformé de façon spectaculaire par le rugissement des machines et les immeubles qui ne cessent de s’élever.

A portrait of urban spaces along the Yangtze River in the city of Wuhan. An engaging communal stage on which people perform in various ways: some dancing, singing, swimming; some shoveling, welding and hammering. An evolving landscape that is continuously sculpted by nature and dramatically altered by roaring machines and rising infrastructure.

"There are the images of before, the images of after and the letters. The images of after come first, they stem from the same surveillance camera in Wuhan, empty streets that only throng with people again on April 4th, 2020, when the siren also sounds and they stand in silence. The images of before form the rest of the film, the camera picking out scenes of unlikely, unostentatious beauty as it crisscrosses the metropolis, surveying each for minutes on end, like a city symphony without music. Wuhan hurtles ever further into the future, a hive of construction that births neon-lit bridges and buildings from the misty fields and rubble, even as water buffalo still graze. The four letters are addressed to a partner, a grandmother, a father and a daughter, all of them no longer here. Their words appear as text and the images they evoke settle over the ones on-screen, overlapping visions of the past of an equivalent melancholy: crowds on the banks, a submerged pavilion, the first trip on the metro that passes under the Yangtze, a life swimming in the river, which blends with the hazy sky in the distance. So much water under the bridge, but the river keeps flowing. It doesn’t forget."
(Berlinale 2021)

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