Release year: 2013
Run time: 5:32
Film type: animation
The following images were sourced over the years from a recycling zone in the outskirts of Beijing. This archive of more than half a million 35mm color film negatives is a photographic portrait of the capital and the life of her inhabitants over the last thirty years. Here, we selected 3000 photos to create the animation you are about to see.
Lei Lei was born in 1985 in Nanchang, Jiangxi Province. He is an experimental animation artist with his hands on video arts, painting, installation, music and VJ performance also. In 2009 He got a master's degree in animation from Tsinghua University. In 2010, his film This is LOVE was shown at Ottawa International Animation Festival and awarded The 2010 Best Narrative Short. In 2013 his film Recycled was the Winner Grand Prix shorts - non-narrative at Holland International Animation Film Festival. In 2014 he is the Jury member of Zagreb / Holland International Animation Film Festival. He was the winner of 2014 asian cultural council grant. In 2017 he worked in CalArts Experimental Animation program as part of the Faculty. In 2018 he was invited by New Academy Member for the Short Films and Feature Animation branch. In 2019 his first feature film Breathless Animals has been selected by Berlinale Forum.