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Endless Repetition

Liu Dedong

Release year: 2015

Run time: 120 mins

Film type: Documentary


The film tells the psychological story of three people. Li, an early childhood educator, has problems with her husband and son, and even with her own poorly-constructed relationship with her mother since childhood. As a result of psychological burdens in the past these decades, Li attempts to analyse the psychological issues of her family and hopes an Australian counsellor could help her with many doubts. The filmmaker Liu made a film about "suicide", looking into the "habitual suicidal" psychological traits of his hometown of Zigui, Hubei. This has prevented him from saving himself from the emptiness and confusion of existence. He also attempts to use counselling as a means of resolving his confusion.


Director biography

Liu Dedong, a Chinese documentary filmmaker and photographer, was born in 1965. He has directed and photographed the following documentaries: Kindergarten, Boatman, Ancestral House, Villain Country and Internet Era. Liu is the solo director of the documentaries “Trilogy of Mind”: Old Man Spring, New Lisao and Endless Cycle, which have expanded the academic territory of the expression mode of contemporary documentary film to a certain extent with its strong psychological color. His works have won many documentary awards and photography awards at home and abroad, such as the United States (New York) International Film Festival, Boston Independent Film Festival, Arabian Peninsula International Documentary Film Festival, Shanghai International Film Festival, Sichuan International Film Festival, Guangzhou International Documentary Film Festival, Chinese Independent Film Festival and other documentary awards and photography awards.