Release year: 2008
Run time: 50 min
Film type: Experimental film
A policeman is shut in a cage with some guys. He pontificates, as well as having them read out his poems…
Zhao Dayong is an internationally celebrated director working in independent film, based in China. Zhao's work in documentary and feature film explores themes of existential anxiety and spiritual bankruptcy in the face of a China that is rapidly transforming. A present day social and economic situation in which history, culture, meaning, and even love and family, are often destroyed in the pursuit of mirages of prosperity. Zhao's works combine a strong artistic sensibility with an eye for raw, revealing, and poetic moments.
Jailed together in this space. What passes through your mind after watching each of these characters for over a minute?