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Grand Closing of ‘Wu Trilogy’ and ‘You Trilogy’: The Waxing Moon  

Weston ADAM


Filmmaker Dawei Zhang ( 张大卫 ) wanders around the diegetic reality of the film as if haunting it (both as ethereal and ever-present as the past). As the title of this film, The Waxing Moon ( 月有死生 ), suggests, we are witnessing the ‘becoming’ or ‘returning’ of the cycle of life, and a cycle of films—a larger transcendental circle that encapsulates the smaller concentric circles of the seasons, the waxing and waning of the moon, and the practice of certain arts.

Keywords: Taoism, philosophy, game