Feb 01, 2024
Generation Competition Programmes Complete
Two further world premieres complete the Generation programme: Wo Tu (Above the Dust) by Wang Xiaoshuai in the Generation Kplus competition and Kai Shi De Qiang (She Sat There Like All Ordinary Ones) by Qu Youjia in the Generation 14plus competition.
In his latest film, Wang Xiaoshuai (last represented in the Berlinale Competition in 2019 with So Long, My Son) tells the story of a Chinese village and its inhabitants from the perspective of ten-year-old Wo Tu. Against the backdrop of social change, Wang masterfully blurs the boundaries between past and present, reality and dream.
In Kai Shi De Qiang, the determined teenager Zhuang is about to take the important national university entrance exam when an encounter with an enigmatic long-distance runner throws him off course. Qu Youjia's debut film is the deeply original coming-of-age story of a late bloomer, told with humour and verve.
This completes the Generation 2024 programme.
February 1, 2024