Sharing stories, experiences and knowledge: every great film that has influenced cinema history takes something from the past, processes it and presents it in a new way for the next generation. Artists do not create in isolation; their work is the result of their own capabilities and their technique of filtering the works of others. Within the special “On Transmission” programme, seven renowned directors who have left a notable impression on the festival will in turn each bring a guest to discuss cinematic art. Jia Zhang-ke in dialogue with Huo Meng. The conversation will be in Chinese with English translation. After the talk, the film Guo Zhao Guan will be shown.