玉门 yumen

 Download Images

2013 / Film / 65 mins

Synopsis

Set in the quasi-ghost town of Yumen that once thrived with oil production in China's arid northwest, YUMEN is a haunting, fragmented tale of hungry souls, restless youth, a wandering artist and a lonely woman, all searching for human connection and a collective past among the town's crumbling landscape.  One part "ruin porn", one part ghost story, and shot entirely on 16mm, the film brings together narrative gesture, performance art, and socialist realism into a crude and radiant collage that not only plays with convention and defies genre, but also pays homage to a disappearing life-world and a fading medium. 

取景于曾经兴盛一时的中国西北采油圣地,今日的鬼城,玉门,《玉门》描绘了一个有关于饥饿的灵魂、疲倦的青年、游离的艺术家、孤独的女人的,萦绕在人们心头的碎片式的故事。这些人都在追寻人与人之间的连系以及岩石散落的地貌中所埋葬的小镇过往。带着一部分的堕落、一部分的鬼影,这部全部用16毫米胶片所拍摄的影片将叙事结构、表演艺术、社会现实变成了纯天然的、发散式的拼接。它不仅仅突破传统,否定模式,更是向逝去的生命和逝去的艺术形式致敬。

 

 

Selected Screenings

Berlin International Film Festival 2013

Museum of Modern Art, Modern Mondays 2013 

Punto de Vista International Documentary Film Festival 2013

FICUNAM (Mexico City) – Special Jury Award  

Indie Lisboa 2013

Edinburgh International Film Festival 2013

China Independent Film Festival

Yunfest 2013

Split International Film Festival 2013 – Special Jury Award

Doc Buenos Aires 2013

RIDM – Montreal 2013

Torino International Film Festival 2013

Festival dei Popoli 2013

San Diego Asian Film Festival 2013

Beijing Independent Film Festival 2013- Best Experimental Film Award