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EXOTICA

International Competition

HFF AudimaxX

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Hu Wei, Ce qui nous éloigne, FRA 2016, 18’ . Courtesy of the artist

HU WEI, CE QUI NOUS ÉLOIGNE

(FRA 2016, 4K, 18’, FRENCH-ENGLISH CHINESE) 

Cast: Camille Debray, Isabelle Huppert, Nai An, André Wilms, Zhang Xian Min, Charlotte Kramp, Anne Trappon

Two families meet in a bourgeois Parisian apartment. One is a successful French actress‘s family; the other is an older Chinese pair on a trip in Europe. After a friendly chat, it slowly becomes apparent that there is a secret between the visitors and hosts.

Born in 1983, lives in Beijing and Paris. Studied film at Fémis in Paris and art at the National French Art Academy ENSBA and Le Fresnoy - Studio national des arts contemporains. Participation a.o. in the Cannes Film Festival, the Sundance Film Festival and the Venice Biennale. Group shows at Palais de Tokyo and Centre Pompidou, Paris. Nomination of his film Butter Lamp as Best Short Film at the Academy Awards, Los Angeles 2015.

Selected Films: Butter Lamp (2013, winner KdK 2015), Le propriétaire (2012), Sans toi (2009)

 

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Wong Ping, Jungle of Desire, 2015, 6’50’’. Courtesy of the artist and Edouard Malingue Gallery, Hong Kong

WONG PING, JUNGLE OF DESIRE

(HKG 2015, HD, 6’50’’ CANTONESE)

GERMAN PREMIERE

Funny, brightly coloured animated film on strange marital sex behaviour and other obscure contemporary phenomena, told by a hitherto happy married man whose wife begins prostituting herself – and brings her customers home.

 

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Chia Wei Hsu, Ruins of the Intelligence Bureau, FRA 2015, 13’30’’. Courtesy of the artist

HSU CHIA WEI, RUINS OF THE INTELLIGENCE BUREAU

(FRA 2015, 4K, 13’30’’, CHINESE)

GERMAN PREMIERE

After its defeat in the Chinese Civil War, a unit of the Kuomintang troops fled to Thailand in circa 1950. Like stateless persons, the soldiers settle in the Thai village of Huai Mo, which would become a base of the American CIA during the Cold War.

 

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Ho Tzu Nyen, The Name, 2015, Single Channel HD projection, 5.1 surround sound, 16’ 51’’, with 16 books by the author "Gene Z. Hanrahan". Courtesy of the artist

HO TZU NYEN, THE NAME

(DEU 2015, HD, 16’51’’,  ENGLISH)

Fictional clues to a lost writer named Hanrahan, who wrote about the history of Malaysian communism several years ago. Compiled from found footage, this film is a fast-paced and funny homage to the act of literary writing in the cinema.

 

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Tao Hui, Excessive, HD video, color, sound, 19’32’’, 2015. Courtesy of the artist

TAO HUI, EXCESSIVE

(CHN 2015, 4K, 19‘32’’, CHINESE)

Very aesthetically told studio production of the parable of a couple whose daughter grows up with a strange physical deformation. Due to her condition, the family slowly breaks apart – until the daughter makes a drastic decision.

 

 

Mod.: Doryun Chong, Chief Curator, M+ Museum, Hong Kong 

22.04.2017, 2.30 p.m.

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