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The Ark | Wei Dan | 2022 | 101min
International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam, Netherlands
How do we face death in a plague
While the first reports of the Covid-19 outbreak in Wuhan are heard on the news, elsewhere in the country Zhang Xiuhua, who is suffering from a different disease, is fighting for her life. The doctors may have given up on her, but her children and grandchildren haven’t, and they’re doing everything possible to keep her with them for a little while longer.  

A Thousand Plateaus: The Bright Volcanos | Cong Feng | 2022 | 15min
Shout the Building, Social Polyphony
Since 2020, the beginning of Coronavirus, “Shouting in the building” this phenomenon caught my attention countless times. It does not seem to me that people are Shouting, but that the buildings, the rooms themselves, are Shouting, and it embodies the throbbing of the earth itself in the new age we live in.  

Shanghai Reset | Hu Qiao | 2022 | 5min
Taken on the Streets of Shanghai in April 2022.
The system seems to be discussing some things with the people…  

We Wandered Through the Cracks of the Walls and were Consumed by the Toilet | Yang Chuqi | 2022 | 30min
2022 HiShorts! Film Festival – Documentary Competition, China
Under Seal, Stone Lives Matter
Due to Covid-19, exploratory field trips to the countryside turned into school trips. Just when we thought we were going to be bored through the trip, we noticed the “stalactites” growing on the buildings of the school. And so, as we explored, a hidden ecosystem, hidden behind the neat façade of the school buildings, slowly unravelled. And of course, we didn’t intend to stop at just finding them…  

About the author

Adriana Rosati

On paper I am an Italian living in London, in reality I was born and bread in a popcorn bucket. I've loved cinema since I was a little child and I’ve always had a passion and interest for Asian (especially Japanese) pop culture, food and traditions, but on the cinema side, my big, first love is Hong Kong Cinema. Then - by a sort of osmosis - I have expanded my love and appreciation to the cinematography of other Asian countries. I like action, heroic bloodshed, wu-xia, Shaw Bros (even if it’s not my specialty), Anime, and also more auteur-ish movies. Anything that is good, really, but I am allergic to rom-com (unless it’s a HK rom-com, possibly featuring Andy Lau in his 20s)"

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