Join Goldsmiths Confucius Institute for an evening of film and discussion as we explore the portrayal of China's societal changes in the wake of rapid development in Still Life.
Winner of the Golden Lion at Venice Film Festival and directed by Jia Zhangke, Still life tells the story of a city of more than a million set to be submerged in water as part of China's Three Gorges hydro-electric dam project. The film looks into the effects of China's engineering projects and how history and the past intertwine with modernity and an imminent future.
Still Life follows two visitors to the city of Fengjie, Han Sanming and Shen Hong, who are both desperate to recover something of the past before it disappears into the water. Sanming is in pursuit of his estranged wife who fled to the city 16 years prior when she left him while Hong is in search of her estranged husband, an engineer who came to work on the Three Gorges Dam two years ago.
The evening will include an introductory lecture by Xiao Gu, postgraduate of the National Film and Television School, who will be fielding questions from the audience.
The screening is free and open to all.
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