New Realities / UK premiere

Yumen

  • J P Sniadecki, Huang Xiang, Xu Ruotao /
  • China, USA /
  • 2013 /
  • 65 mins

Xue Hua, Chen Qi, Zhou Qian, Huang Xiang, Xu Ruotao / Documentary / Mandarin

A playful and poetic visit to a Chinese ghost town.

Documentary
Yumen is an abandoned oil town in the Northwestern province of Gansu in China. The filmmakers roam the ruins of the town in a film that transcends documentary by incorporating elements of performance and narrative. The lush colours and rich textures of 16mm evoke the illusion of a lost paradise. A brilliant excavation of China’s past and a trenchant examination of its present.

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