Many Undulating Things (United States,South Korea,Hong Kong SAR China)
5 13 April 2019

Many Undulating Things

Many Undulating Things

  • Bo Wang, Pan Lu

Synopsis

The film begins and ends in a shopping centre in Hong Kong. We carefully observe the smooth movement of the escalators, the constant flow of people that never stops, the musical fountain that presides over the centre of the internal courtyard, as if this gigantic complex could concentrate the circulation of the entire city, or even, the entire country. From there, it will be more a tale about concrete, enormous port warehouses, glazed galleries built for the 2010 universal exhibition, overpopulated tower blocks, the fragments of still recent colonialism... Through the history of urban changes, we witness the profound social transformation of this territory that is constantly swinging between the East and the West. Hong Kong thus emerges, like an archetypal space of many other cities of globalised capitalism. Many Undulating Things offers a complex reflection on the relationships between landscape, nature, urbanisation and society. Thanks to its exhaustive approach, the film questions the function of cities in the development of the capitalist system. A political poem. 
 
Elena López Riera
Length: 125'
Country: United States, South Korea, Hong Kong SAR of China
Year: 2019
Language(s): English, Cantonese, Mandarin Chinese
Premiere status at VdR: World Premiere
VdR edition : 2019

Production

Kyungmi Kim  (BOC Features)
Chi-Hyun Park  (ULSAN MBC)

Sales Contact

Kyungmi Kim
BOC Features
kyungmi007@gmail.com
Tel. +16469256149

Screenings

Language(s):  English, Cantonese, Mandarin Chinese
Subtitles:  English, French
  • Thursday 11 April
  • 16:15
Capitole Leone

Followed by a discussion

  • Friday 12 April
  • 16:00