Chun nuan hua kai

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Chun nuan hua kai

From Tomorrow On, I Will

Ivan Marković, Wu Linfeng
D/China/SRB, 2019
Features, 60min, OmeU

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Chun nuan hua kai

Ivan Marković, Wu Linfeng
D/China/SRB, 2019
Features, 60min, OmeU

Thu
31
Oct
18:30
Urania
Sun
03
Nov
15:00
Stadtkino im Künstlerhaus
Cast: 
Li Chuan
Li
Wang Luying
Ma
Wei Ruguang
Realtor
Screenplay: 
Ivan Marković
Linfeng Wu
Tanja Šljivar
Sound: 
Sum-Sum Shen
Camera: 
Ivan Marković
Editor: 
Ivan Marković
Linfeng Wu
Gang Hengju

Production: 
Nanslafu Films
World Sales: 
Rediance
Format: 
DCP
Color

The city is vast, the city is silent, but only for some. Li sleeps by day and works by night, when he moves through Beijing at dawn and dusk, it’s almost as quiet as the rooms he’s paid to watch over, the office building with the glass corridors and fluorescent lighting. Its immaculate surfaces match those of the cityscape outside, although gaps remain, the saplings among green netting and trash, the playground walled in by panels of graffiti-covered plastic, the old building marked for demolition whose damp basement is Li’s abode. He shares the room with another worker, they meet only to swap shifts in bed or eat together outside, otherwise Li is alone, silent, a slender man in a red t-shirt, singing to himself softly, typing on his phone, wandering streets that do soon hum with people, gazing at the photo of the lake and the great rock formations above it, impossible to reach, like the images of all those new constructions waiting to be built. The woman next door moved to Beijing to see what would happen, years have passed and she’ll not go back, like Li, like past, present and future in one, like the city. “From tomorrow on, I will be a happy person”; from tomorrow on, I will. (James Lattimer)

In the presence of Ivan Marković.

Wu Linfeng: DOUBLE HAPPINESS (2012, K), TIGHTROPE (2013, K), SUMMER DAY (2014, K), WHITE BIRD (2016, K)

Ivan Marković: WHITE BIRD (2016, K, Ko-Regie), CENTAR (2018)